Broadcast connectivity expert SIS LIVE is to provide Ultra HD fibre connectivity for Sky Sports Ultra HD coverage of the Premier League.
From the start of the 2016-17 Premier League football season on 13 August, SIS LIVE will utilise its Anylive fibre network to deliver Ultra HD pictures for 124 games covered by Sky Sports.
The managed fibre connection (up to 850 Mbit/s) will use SIS LIVE’s fibre infrastructure, connecting every Premier League ground to SIS LIVE’s network operation centres in MediaCityUK and Milton Keynes, in addition to Sky Sports studios.
David Meynell, managing director, SIS LIVE, said: “Sky Sport’s decision to use SIS LIVE’s Anylive fibre network to deliver their new, high profile channel means that we are well on the way to being recognised as the critical connectivity provider of choice. Our satellite expertise remains, but we also boast fibre links between major broadcasters, network operators, and UK sports stadia, backed up by microwave links in some locations to give triple resilience. I believe our combined fibre and satellite infrastructure is unrivalled in the UK market.”