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Eurovision is to lease “several transponders” on a SES satellite, NSS-806, which orbits above Brazil for the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. The agreement covers the two core months of the Games, July and August.
NSS-806 orbits at 47.5 degrees West and Eurovision will use the satellite to distribute signals from Rio to its broadcasting clients and members.
“We have worked with SES for years and can always count on their expertise and level of flexibility to anticipate our broadcasting needs. During the last FIFA World Cup, the delivery of the football matches from Brazil to other parts of the world was once again seamlessly achieved by the dedicated customer service provided by SES,” said Eurovision Network Director Graham Warren.
“In today’s world, everyone expects to be able to watch sporting events live. We are proud that satellite’s strength remains in its ability to broadcast excellent image quality simultaneously to at least one third of the world’s population with one single beam. There is no other infrastructure that could be as cost-effective as this,” said Richard Lamb, General Manager of Occasional Use Services at SES.