Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that it is providing global network services for The Climate Reality Project’s “24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward.” Intelsat’s contribution services will be used to gather video from remote locations around the world for the program. Intelsat resources will also be used for distribution during the duration of the event, which will be streamed to millions of viewers around the globe.
The live event, hosted by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, will begin at 6 p.m. EST on Dec. 5. Each hour will explore the climate landscape in one of the 24 largest CO2-emitting countries on Earth. The broadcast will feature interviews with thought leaders, policymakers, scientists and experts as well as guest appearances by marquee artists.
Intelsat is leveraging its Globalized Network, which includes its global satellite network and IntelsatOne fiber and teleport services. Intelsat will contribute video from multiple sites, including Tokyo, Mexico City, Paris, and South Africa, supporting the broadcasting of the event to more than 75 countries via traditional platforms such as Sky Mexico in Latin America, IBA in Israel and WION in Asia, as well as streaming of the event globally via the website 24HoursofReality.org.
“The world has taken a tremendous step to address the climate crisis with the Paris Agreement, and 24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward will be both a celebration of this achievement and a bold call to action on solutions," said Ken Berlin, president & CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “There is much more work to be done in order to solve this crisis once and for all, and we are thrilled that Intelsat will be supporting our broadcast to help bring the message of climate action to audiences around the world."
“Intelsat has a lengthy history of broadcasting global events that both capture the imagination and bring attention to important issues, including the Olympics, the 1969 moon landing, Live Aid in 1984 and Live Earth in 2007,” said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “As the media sector evolves to serve both traditional viewers and deliver entertainment and information to viewers in new ways, our Globalized Network is perfectly suited to manage the distribution of video from multiple locations in multiple content formats to multiple platforms. We look forward to supporting this event with our combination of the latest in technology and our decades of broadcasting expertise.”