Oscar Pistorius trial live streaming tech

Meet the company behind many of the live video streams from the court room where Oscar Pistorius is on

By - March 10, 2014 Share on LinkedIn
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A large number of broadcasters offering a live stream of the trial of Oscar Pistorius have engaged the services of GlobeCast, according to GlobeCast South Africa’s technical director, Doug Suttie.

While answering questions about the technology used, Suttie said that he is providing a live video feed to most major media organisations.

These include: Reuters, Associated Press, BBC, Sky, EBU, CNN, ITN, Channel 7 Australia, ESP, ZDF, ARD, and locally, the SABC and eNCA.

GlobeCast also provides its feed to Combined Artists, the production company behind Carte Blanche and the dedicated Oscar trial channel on DStv.

Suttie explained that as a broadcast organisation, GlobeCast Africa doesn’t really offer Internet streaming services unless specifically requested by a client.

In the case of the court room feed from the Pistorius trial, he said that they provide high- and standard-definition serial digital interface signals (HD-SDI and SD-SDI) over a fibre link to broadcasters that are set up across the road from the High Court.

From there the broadcasters are able to put the feed online if they so wish, as in the case of eNCA, SABC News, and others.

GlobeCast are also distributing the feed to some clients over satellite, Suttie said.

Live streams of the courtroom proceedings are available from a variety of media houses, including eNCA and SABC news:

DStv also has a dedicated channel for the Oscar Pistorius trial available via its satellite platform on channel 199, and as a streaming service for DStv Compact, Extra, and Premium subscribers:

Oscar Pistorius’ public relations team also provides occasional updates via Twitter:

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