SIS ups Eutelsat capacity to boost 2012 outside broadcasts

Editor ©RapidTVNews | 17-01-2012

Outside broadcast specialist SIS LIVE, who also claims to run the largest satellite uplink fleet in Europe, is ramping up its access to permanent capacity on Eutelsat satellites to boost resources for outside broadcasting in 2012, including the London Olympics.

Under the terms of the deal SIS will take up what it calls ‘significant’ capacity on Eutelsat's ATLANTIC BIRD 1 and W3C satellites.
With multi-year leases guaranteeing access to 144 MHz of capacity on W3C and 36 MHz on ATLANTIC BIRD 1, SIS says that it will be able to add flexibility to its pool of permanent resources for SIS Live to meet broadcaster requirements for events such as the UK Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics and Paralympic Games in addition to Formula One, Wimbledon Championships, European Tour Golf and the 2012 European football championship in Poland and the Ukraine. The additional capacity will also support SIS LIVE's expanding business operations in France.
Commented David Meynell, Managing Director, SIS LIVE: "Having worked closely with Eutelsat for many years, we are pleased to be able to extend our joint operations. This will enable SIS LIVE to offer our existing and new customers enhanced services and provide them with wider and even more robust access to the global satellite network."
Andrew Wallace, Eutelsat CCO added: "In advance of an exceptional year for TV viewing, we are delighted to consolidate our relationship with SIS LIVE…we are committed to leveraging our experience and resources to meet its expectations and those of its clients."