Satellite communications specialist Newtec and the operator of the world’s largest satellite and fibre live video network, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), have signed a multimillion-euro contract. The deal is to deploy Newtec’s satellite broadcast solutions as part of the EBU’s major pan-European news exchange network.
Newtec’s new Multiservice Broadcast system solution will be developed in partnership with the Eurovision network engineering teams and implemented to upgrade part of the EBU’s Eurovision network.
“Our Members increasingly demand more content, which is why we selected Newtec to help our network upgrade. This step will further enable us in our mission to defend the interests of public service media,” said Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of the European Broadcasting Union.
“We are pleased to partner with EBU. Our dedication to maximum bandwidth and operational network efficiency is fully aligned with EBU’s aim to deliver the best broadcast services, not only providing efficient transport of video, but really efficient end-to-end workflow support,” added Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec.