The world’s largest fully remote controlled broadcast camera network, earth television network, headquartered in Munich Germany, operates 80 camera locations panning over city skylines, rolling oceans and majestic mountains and much more from all parts of planet earth. Its global broadcast reach of over 2 billion is complemented by www.earthTV.com the company’s 24/7 web channels.
earthTV delivers to local markets in their own language and design and users are able to watch the continuous unfolding of their planet’s evolution LIVE as it happens. earth television network is particularly pleased to have a seven-camera set-up in South Africa.
Angela Richardson, Sales Director of earthTV’s mother company the Telcast Media Group who is in Johannesburg this week comments: “From coast to coast, from the Kruger National Park to the cityscape of Johannesburg and including a special World Cup Countdown the earth television cameras in South Africa capture highlights of the country’s natural, cultural and sporting heritage and transport them around the world in an instant. Our groundbreaking television and online series Safari LIVE, with National Geographic last year, garnered large audiences around he world. We are delighted to be building on that success and forging such a close relationship with the people of South Africa and with SABC.’
The cameras are in Cape Town, Durban, Plettenberg Bay, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg and at Singita in the Kruger National Park. earthTV’s World Cup Countdown sees the cameras focused on the soccer stadia in the first four cities as the clock ticks towards the eagerly anticipated soccer World Cup. In the National Park the earthTV camera is situated at a watering hole and brings South Africa’s celebrated and spectacular wildlife into homes around the world.
From September 2008 earth television network has also been supplying SABC2 with The World LIVE four times daily, with each 90-second short offering seven live glimpses of different places on Earth.
South Africa LlVE is produced by earthTV for SABC2, which follows the same format as The World LIVE but offers the rainbow nation an invaluable window on its own daily life. Backed up by weather reports, entertainment news and football stats the earth television stable of programmes is both intriguing and dynamic.
Ms. Richardson adds: “The network’s online presence – earthTV.com – is itself augmented by the new earthTV-WebTV-Player. This is yet another unique customer oriented innovation from earthTV. Using its own LIVE broadcast quality streaming video from around the world the earthTV-WebTV-Player delivers clients instant access to earthTV’s programmes for easy and immediate integration with their own websites. Clients gain better access to global markets and substantially upgrade their own websites. The player is already linked to social network and travel sites such as WAYN and Opodo.’