SIS LIVE, operator of the largest satellite uplink fleet in Europe, is ramping up its access to permanent capacity on satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications. New contracts have been signed between both companies for significant capacity on the Atlantic Bird 1 satellite and on W3C Eutelsat’s newest satellite.
With multi-year leases guaranteeing access to 144 MHz of capacity on W3C and 36 MHz on Atlantic Bird 1, SIS LIVE will benefit from an expanded footprint covering the UK and Europe to serve the market for broadcast services.
The capacity will add flexibility to SIS LIVE’s pool of permanent resources, equipping it to meet broadcaster requirements for a busy year of events in 2012 that will include the UK Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in addition to F1, Wimbledon Championships, European Tour Golf and the 2012 European football championship in Poland and the Ukraine. It will also support SIS LIVE’s expanding business operations in France.