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.