Intelsat S.A. provided global communications services for The Climate Reality Projects live broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves”. Intelsats contribution services were used to uplink video featuring exclusive musical performances, appearances and interviews with some of the worlds most recognized musicians, celebrities and thought leaders. Intelsats distribution services were used to reach hundreds of millions of people globally via the Intelsat 34, Intelsat 19, Intelsat 20, Intelsat 905 and Galaxy 17 satellites.
The live event, hosted by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, on December 3 called attention to unique regional health impacts resulting from climate change and the local, national and international efforts that are underway to solve the problem. The programme featured the perspectives and proposed solutions from leading climate change experts, elected officials and some of the worlds most recognized celebrities who are involved in raising awareness of the challenges that people around the world are facing due to climate change.
In its eighth year of supporting the Climate Reality Project, Intelsats global network, which includes its Galaxy and Intelsat satellites as well as the IntelsatOne terrestrial network, provided video contribution services from nine locations and support the broadcast distribution of the event to more than 130 countries.
The climate crisis is a health crisis, said Stacie Paxton Cobos, Climate Realitys senior vice president of communications and marketing.
This years 24 Hours of Reality will help educate communities around the world about the risks the climate crisis is posing to our health and the solutions we have at hand to solve it. Intelsats distribution services will be used to reach hundreds of millions of people globally. Were thankful for Intelsats partnership and continued support of our broadcast.
Intelsats powerful video neighborhoods and proven global network have enabled the broadcasts of many of the worlds most iconic events, said Kurt Riegelman, senior vice president, sales, marketing and communications for Intelsat.
Our global platform enables broadcasters to cost effectively reach the largest international audience from multiple locations over multiple platforms. Leveraging the breadth and depth of our contribution and distribution services to connect communities and build bridges of understanding is a privilege and we are honored to once again support The Climate Reality Project in their efforts to raise awareness and develop solutions around the impact being caused by climate change.