The reach of Confederation of African Football competitions to grow thanks to Globecast satellite distribution

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has recently selected Globecast as satellite distributor of its major competitions for two seasons. This includes the rescheduled TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 men’s football championship, being held in Cameroon, which kicked off last month.

For the current Africa Cup of Nations, Globecast is working closely with the CRTV, the host Cameroon broadcaster. The company is supplying a dedicated technical team for control and monitoring in its MCR in Paris with the redundant feed taking a different route. It is also providing a commentary booth and is providing fibre links to CAF’s graphics partner when required. Globecast also creates streams for CAF’s statistics partner and also for CAF to ensure correct sponsor content insertion.

Pierre Ramon, Project Engineer, Globecast said, “We have a long-established relationship with supplying services for the Africa Cup of Nations, including the highly successful 2019 event. The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 is one of the world’s great sporting occasions and we are delighted to have been selected by CAF to provide our range of services.”

In a recent statement, CAF Secretary General Veron Mosengo-Omba, said, “For CAF to reach the next level, it is important to ensure that we have world-class skills and quality television production is one of the key elements in organising world-class events.”

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