Arqiva Delivers High Definition Opera Live from Italy and Spain

Arqiva in Italy has today announced it is successfully delivering live HD (High Definition) opera performances from Italy and Spain to cinema audiences across Europe. Working with DDCinema, a subsidiary of Genoa based Qubo, Arqiva has already distributed three performances including Il Barbiere di Siviglia from La Fenice theatre in Venice, Orfeo from the Teatro Real de Madrid, and most recently Samson and Delilah from the "Teatro Comunale" in Bologna, Italy on 6 June 2008. This performance was viewed by audiences in nearly 70 cinemas in Spain, France, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Arqiva’s Italy facility, based in Rome, provides HD SNG (Satellite News Gathering) trucks which uplink the programme feeds onto 27MHz bandwidth of its satellite capacity on Eutelsat AB3. Arqiva also provides HD technical support and assists with test transmissions. At least three further HD events will be distributed by Arqiva in 2008.

Source: BusinessWire