5,000 hours of capacity booked by Eutelsat for the Sochi Games

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 06-02-2014

Ahead of the Sochi Olympic Games, Eutelsat has announced that capacity equivalent to almost 5,000 hours of transmissions has been booked by TV channels and service providers to broadcast coverage of the event.

Coverage will be transmitted to Europe via the Eutelsat 16A, Eutelsat 7A and Eutelsat 3D satellites that also offer outreach between Europe, Russia, North Africa and the Middle East.

Eutelsat's satellites form part of the broadcast infrastructure mobilised to enable an expected three billion viewers to watch the 98 events taking place in Sochi from 7-23 February.

Eutelsat's Booking Centre will coordinate occasional-use bookings ranging from 15 minutes to several days.