Specialist manpower services for the XIX Commonwealth Games

Global Television (NEP Group), Australia

Global Television is one of Australia’s most successful television technical services companies, facilitating live sport and entertainment programs. Global were responsible for the design, installation and operation of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. Global Television has previously delivered International Broadcast Centres and venue requirements for the World Youth Day 2008, 2008 Rugby League World Cup, 2007 FINA World Championships, 2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, 2003 Rugby World Cup, the Goodwill Games 2001 and was the Host Broadcaster for the 2000 Sydney Paralympics.

The Assignment

CastleMedia were engaged by Global Television to provide critical on-site technical support and HD specialist-resourcing services for the International Broadcast Centre at the Commonwealth Games. The IBC is the hub for all Commonwealth Games broadcasting activity, handling incoming television pictures and sound from the host broadcaster, distributing that footage to international rights holders and managing rights holders’ outgoing transmissions. This was the first time in Commonwealth Games history that the event was broadcast in High Definition digital, also marking a critical milestone for Indian television.

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