EBC signs Hispasat contract
September 29, 2015
Hispasat Group has signed a contract with Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC) through their Brazilian subsidiary Hispamar Satélites to supply them with C-band capacity, which will be used for contribution services for the events and news broadcasting of TV Brasil and NBR, networks operated by the Brazilian firm. Hispamar, whose control centre is located in Brazil and which has sufficient technical team to serve its clients 24 hours a day – one of the requirements established in the criteria of EBC’s call for bids – was awarded the contract by the government-owned corporation.
Sergio Chaves, Hispamar’s Business Director for South America, commented: “Winning this bid helps consolidate our strategy to use the C band of the Amazonas fleet for video contribution and distribution services, and gives us the opportunity to provide audiovisual services to a government-owned company in Brazil. Hispamar trusts that this is the beginning of a partnership that will allow viewers of EBC channels to enjoy the quality offered by the Amazonas 3 satellite, in addition to a broader diversification of these channels, since TV Brasil and NBR will now be able to broadcast content produced in not only in Brazil, but also produced in different countries throughout the Americas.”