Why Space Matters: 2014 FIFA World Cup–30,000 Hours of It

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This is more of a **yawn** for me, as I’m not the biggest sports fan in the world.  Maybe not even the millionth biggest.  But there are a lot of people who inexplicably are–especially those soccer (“football” for everyone not in the US) fans.

Good news then, for those fans:  satellites and frequencies have been allotted to ensure Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) goals are seen and met.  According to this SatNews.com post, 30,000 hours of coverage delivery by broadcasters to SES, a communications satellite operator, will occur during FIFA’s World Cup in Brazil.  At least seven of SES’ satellites will be used to broadcast World Cup globally, with some regional focus.

These broadcasts will be covering all FIFA World Cup venues and are focused on Europe, Latin America, and North America (where the one soccer fan will appreciate it, I’m sure).  But, other country regions will also get the FIFA broadcasts.

Ultimately, SES believe nearly 3 BILLION people will be watching FIFA around the world.  And that probably doesn’t count the ones who will watch the internet streaming of the event.  So yes, this is important for the soccer fans of the world.

DIY Space week project today–take some motion capture pictures with your camera.  This post tells you how to do that:  http://makezine.com/projects/how-to-capture-breathtaking-time-lapses-of-the-night-sky/

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One response to “Why Space Matters: 2014 FIFA World Cup–30,000 Hours of It

  1. These broadcasts will be covering all FIFA World Cup venues and are focused on Europe, Latin America, and North America (where the one soccer fan will appreciate it, I’m sure). But, other country regions will also get the FIFA broadcasts.

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