SES has concluded an agreement with SIS Live to provide Ka-band capacity on the Astra 1L satellite located at 19.2 degrees East.
This long-term deal will enable SIS Live to deliver satellite newsgathering (SNG) services to the UK’s premier news and content providers – ITN and ITV. SIS Live, which owns and operates the largest uplink facilities in Europe, has become the first major SNG organisation operating DVB and IP services on Ka-band capacity.
David Meynell, Managing Director of SIS Live, said: “Having been heavily involved with the first major automated service for ITV and ITN ten years ago, we have a deep understanding of the day-to-day needs of fast-moving newsgathering organisations. ITV and ITN demand high quality, efficient services delivered by the latest innovative cost-efficient technology, and through the utilisation of this Ka-band capacity we will be able to continue to deliver the excellence they have come to expect from us.”