Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) is in the final phase of preparation of satellite transmissions of the London Olympic Games, the world’s leading international multi-sport events, expected to generate over 2,000 hours of satellite transmissions.

Capacity on four Eutelsat satellites has been booked by broadcasters from
Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America to transmit live coverage of 300 events in 36 sports as well as official ceremonies, interviews and breaking news.

Carrier ID to assure quality DVB satellite transmissions

Significant efforts have
been made by Eutelsat and the satellite broadcast community to assure the highest signal quality during the Games, notably the introduction of Carrier ID. Carrier ID is a stamp on uplink signals that enables satellite operators to more efficiently identify transmissions to their satellites and accelerate coordination with earth station operators.

For Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Eutelsat's Commercial Director: “
2012 is a stellar year for satellite delivery of sports and news events, with Eutelsat coordinating a record volume of transmissions, peaking on June 17 to serve broadcasters and news agencies covering elections in France, Greece and Egypt as well as UEFA Euro 2012 games in the Ukraine. Our key objectives are to be fully mobilised to respond to broadcaster needs and to deliver the highest quality of service.”