Expo 2020 Dubai Host Broadcaster Selects Eurovision Services For Free Worldwide Satellite Distribution
DMI Dubai Media (DMI), host broadcaster of Expo 2020 Dubai, has selected Eurovision Services to provide daily live satellite broadcasts of the event on the global Eurovision network.
Eurovision Services will launch six months of free live satellite broadcasts to broadcasters around the world with the opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai on September 30, 2021. Live broadcasts will then continue daily throughout the year. event from October 1, 2021 to March 31. 2022.
The global reach of the Eurovision Services distribution platform, which is used to provide broadcast services to the world’s largest live events, will ensure that broadcasters from the 192 countries represented at Expo 2020 Dubai can receive signals live, whether they are in the Middle East, Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific or Europe.
“I am delighted that DMI and the organizers of Expo 2020 Dubai have trusted us with this unprecedented use of our WorldFeed / WordLink service,” said Jorge Simao, Head of Eurovision Services Middle East. “Never before have we had six months of daily WorldFeed transmissions available for free on our network, alongside the many sporting and news events that we also cover. It is a prime example of the strength and flexibility of the global Eurovision network, which draws on over 60 years of experience in providing broadcast services.
The live broadcasts will be broadcast via the Eurovision Services WorldFeed service, which provides free access to live satellite broadcasts for editorial use. The files will also be available for download for 30 days after each transmission – also free of charge – on Eurovision Services’ WorldLink video-on-demand platform. This gives broadcasters full flexibility in planning their coverage of the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, with a program of events spanning 182 days from an exhibition site that is twice the size of Monaco and where, for the first time each time, each participating nation has its own pavilion.
“We are pleased to announce the alliance between DMI, Host Broadcaster of EXPO 2020 Dubai UAE, and Eurovision Services as the chosen World Feed distributor,” said Rashed Amiri, Deputy Managing Director of Channels Affairs, Dubai Media (DMI). “We are delighted to be working with our long-time partner Eurovision Services to bring Expo 2020 – The world’s largest trade fair – to a global audience. “