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Rome—Apr 27, 2014

DSAT Cinema at the Heart of the Live 3D Pope Canonization Ceremony of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

Movie theatres part of the DSAT network and located in several European countries screened in live for the first time an official papal ceremony through the immersive experience of 3D.

The canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, two of the most iconic Popes in history, represented a worldwide event that will mark a milestone in television and media distribution. For the first time it was possible to watch live an official papal ceremony through the immersive experience of stereoscopic 3D. The entire canonization ceremony was produced and broadcast in Europe in 3D, thanks to an international co-production by the Vatican Television Center (CTV) in collaboration with Sky Italia, BSkyB and Sky Deutschland, in partnership with the event distribution company Nexo Digital, the cinema satellite service provider DSAT Cinema and the 3D technology expert SENSIO Technologies Inc. and with satellite delivery provided by Eutelsat.

Thanks to the partnership with Nexo Digital, DSAT Cinema and SENSIO Technologies Inc., and satellite capacity provided by Eutelsat movie theaters part of the DSAT Cinema network were able to screen this live 3D event.  Participating DSAT theatres were mainly located in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain.
About DSAT Cinema: DSAT Cinema is a joint-venture between Eutelsat and dcinexT.  With over 1,300 contracted cinemas for a total of over 8,000 digital screens, DSAT is a major player in the digital delivery market.  DSAT Cinema network is open to all kinds of exhibitors (major circuits and small independents) as well as to all kinds of distributors (major studios, national distributors and alternative content providers).  With almost 700 features delivered, DSAT has a long and successful experience in delivering DCP's to cinemas.  The solution is affordable even for small releases and very reliable offering currently to the distributors the best-in-class proposition. DSAT can distribute pan-European releases as well as in-country releases.  Thanks to its powerful infrastructure including 3 ingest hubs, 2 teleports and 3 satellite transponders on 2 Eutelsat satellites, and the operational support of dcinexT and OpenSky, DSAT has the flexibility to manage all kinds of releases from small ones to large ones.  DSAT is also a leader in live events with almost all the programs available on its platform and has a comprehensive knowledge and practice of HD and 3D live with over 350 broadcast events.  DSAT is now introducing its solution for 4K live events at High Frame Rate 60FPS. Last but not least, thanks to a very skilled and professional team with the passion of cinema, DSAT provides one-stop-shop service including production, SNG, satellite capacity and support. DSAT Cinema Directory page
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