Telstra on Worldwide Audience Reach for Asian Cup Final in Australia
From Telstra Australia on the global reach of the Asian Cup Football tournament 2015:
‘Connecting the globe to a moment in Australian football history. An estimated 700 million viewers worldwide tuned in on Saturday night to witness a historical win for the Socceroos at ANZ Stadium. Do you know how millions of people from across the globe were able to see Korea level the score in the 91st minute?
It’s been a very exciting time at Telstra to be involved in this sporting high – thanks to our Digital Video Network (DVN)2 , multiple live itinerant transmission feeds, carried from each of the five Aussie venues – that connected viewers from around the world during the 20 days of the tournament.
The planning and logistics involved took many months, working with Gear House Australia to help air live coverage from all five venues. The effort was massive. Gear House Australia provided the on-field coverage of the tournament through a fleet of x5 HD super trucks, connected to 18 cameras at each venue. These were linked via Telstra’s Digital Video Network to provide multiple high-definition video feeds and media data services (for on-air production and communications) to a purpose built outside broadcast compound at the host venue, ANZ Stadium.
With a full house at 80,000 strong we hit new network records! High definition live-to-air feeds soared through to national and international broadcast networks such as Fox Sports, Fox International Channels, ABC, CCTV in China, Sony SIX in India and Eurosport so viewers from across the world could watch the tournament live.
This is another example of the power of the DVN2 and we are proud to say we were able to deliver the triumphant moment when James Troisi scored the victory goal. Congratulations to the Socceroos from everyone at Telstra!‘
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