The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Globecast as its satellite distribution provider for the next two seasons of its main competitions.
The rescheduled Africa Cup of Nations, which is currently being held in Cameroon, is included in the deal.
“We have a long-established relationship with supplying services for the Africa Cup of Nations, including the highly successful 2019 event,” stated Pierre Ramon, Project Engineer, Globecast.
“We are honoured to have been chosen by CAF to deliver a range of services not only for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 but also for the CAF Champions League, the CAF Confederation Cup, and the African Cup of Nations, Côte d’Ivoire 2023.”
Globecast will provide primary and backup satellite distribution mainly in Europe, Africa, and other regions occasionally. For example, the company collaborates closely with CRTV, the host Cameroon broadcaster, for the current Africa Cup of Nations. With the stream going a different route, Globecast provides a dedicated technical team to control and monitor its MCR in Paris for the feeds. It also provides a commentary booth and fibre links to CAF’s graphics partner when needed. Globecast also prepares streams for CAF’s statistics partner and ensures that CAF’s sponsor content is correctly inserted.
“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,” said Veron Mosengo-Omba, Secretary-General of African football’s governing body.
“We’re delighted to be involved with African football once again,” Ramon said. As Veron Mosengo-Omba points out, quality television coverage is essential in reaching a broad audience and maximising the potential of monetisation prospects. We’ve had years of experience in this industry, including the complex logistics involved with a tournament of this scale.”