Five Intelsat’s satellites were used for the coverage of 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves, reaching millions of people worldwide
Former US Vice-President Al Gore has landed his support to The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit organisation involved in education and advocacy related to climate change, and hosted a live broadcast 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves on December 3.
The 24-hour programme travelled around the globe, with an aim to call for attention to regional health impacts resulting from climate change and the local, national and international efforts that are under way to solve the problem. The programme featured the perspectives and proposed solutions from climate change experts, elected officials and celebrities who have been involved in raising awareness of the challenges that people around the world are facing due to climate change.
Supporting the global distribution of 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves were five Intelsat’s satellites — Intelsat 34, Intelsat 19, Intelsat 20, Intelsat 905 and Galaxy 17.
Stacie Paxton Cobos, senior vice-president of communications and marketing, The Climate Reality Project, elaborated: “The climate crisis is a health crisis. This year’s 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.
“Intelsat’s distribution services will be used to reach hundreds of millions of people globally. We’re thankful for Intelsat’s partnership and continued support of our broadcast.”
Intelsat has supported efforts to raise awareness about climate change since the first Live Earth concert in 2007. In its eighth year of supporting The Climate Reality Project, Intelsat’s global network, which includes its Galaxy and Intelsat satellites as well as the IntelsatOne terrestrial network, provided video contribution services from nine locations and supported the broadcast distribution of the event to more than 130 countries.
Kurt Riegelman, senior vice-president, sales, marketing and communications for Intelsat, concluded: “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 honoured to once again support The Climate Reality Project in their efforts to raise awareness of and develop solutions around the impact being caused by climate change.”