Sydney company wins major contract for Glasgow Commonwealth Games
9 July 2012
Sydney company Global Television, in a joint venture with British company Sunset+Vine, has won the contract to provide host broadcaster facilities for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The partnership, SVGTV, will deliver high definition multi-camera coverage of 17 sports, plus the opening and closing ceremonies, to a worldwide audience of potentially one billion people.
It is the third consecutive Commonwealth Games contract that Global Television has won. It provided the technical build for the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and the design, installation and operation of the IBC for the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi.
The partners secured the Glasgow contract, the largest awarded by the Glasgow Games organisers, after an eight-month tender process.
The design, installation and operation of the IBC in The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre will also be managed by SVGTV, as will a team of more than 1000 broadcast technical experts delivering all the Games action.
Global Television CEO Keith Andrews said the Host Broadcaster role encompassed every aspect of the production and technical delivery of the international television and radio signals. "Around the world, perceptions of the Games will depend on flawless, timely international distribution of material. We're proud to be showcasing our expertise on the world stage through Glasgow 2014."
Global Television is an experienced broadcast technical service provider to major Australian television networks and program producers and increasingly an international provider. Global Television facilitates more than 2000 hours of television each year, including live sport, live entertainment and event programs, as well as popular series and drama.
NSW Trade & Investment has assisted Global Television on its Glasgow bid and several other projects.