Eutelsat prepared for Sochi

February 6, 2014 14.57 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Eutelsat - Communications System Control Centre (Rambouillet, France)Capacity equivalent to almost 5,000 hours of transmissions has been booked with Eutelsat by TV channels and service providers to cover the Sochi Olympic Games.

Coverage will be transmitted to Europe via the EUTELSAT 16A, EUTELSAT 7A and EUTELSAT 3D satellites, which offer single-hop reach between Europe, Russia, North Africa and the Middle East.

Eutelsatís 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 to 23 February, including the opening and closing ceremonies, interviews and sports news.