Mauritius Broadcasting selects SatLink for Olympic transmission
July 26, 2012
SatLink Communications, a teleport and HD Playout Centre delivering content to every corner of the world, has been selected by the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to deliver the Olympic Games to Mauritius on the AMOS-5 C-band at 17.0 East. As the national provider of radio and television in Mauritius, MBC has selected SatLink’s Occasional Use (OU) facilities due to its ability to provide robust, reliable transmission services and for its extensive reach as a gateway to the African market from Europe.
MBC, a long term customer of SatLink whose reach covers the Republic of Mauritius and its outer islands including Rodrigues and Agalega, will be broadcasting all of the events involving Mauritian competitors as well as a subsequent daily highlights round-up programme in both the English and French language.
SatLink, who is also delivering the Olympics to Asia for other Tier One customers, has provided global OU services for more than 20 years for other major sporting events including: the FIFA World Cup, Tour de France and Formula One
David Hochner, CEO of SatLink, commented: “This is the summer of live broadcasting and we are delighted to providing our OU sports transmission services to MBC for these exciting Olympic Games. For a sporting event of this magnitude, broadcasters demand and want to transmit high quality and reliable coverage as it happens to their audiences. We have a long history and an unrivalled knowledge in providing live transmissions and with the AMOS-5 satellite providing coverage across the whole of Africa, SatLink is a true partner for broadcasters looking to deliver content throughout Africa and beyond”.