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ABS, Eurovision partner on new satellite capacity

May 11, 2016

Eurovision and ABS have signed a capacity agreement for a multi-transponder, multi-year deal on ABS-3A, the latest addition to the ABS fleet. The capacity will be used for broadcasting content to Eurovision customers in 56 countries across Europe and beyond. Distribution of content will include live coverage of major sporting events and news content, making ABS-3A at 3° West a prime broadcast location for Europe.

ABS-3A is equipped with 48 C and Ku-band transponders (96 x 36MHz equivalent) serving rapidly growing markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ABS-3A provides capacity to reach markets serving video, data, mobility and government applications.

“The new capacity on ABS-3A will support Eurovision’s substantial growth of media content delivery services in Europe. We look forward to renewing our relationship with ABS to deliver high-quality services to the media community reliably and cost-effectively,” said Eurovision Network Director Graham Warren.

“We are very pleased to partner again with Eurovision, using the excellent coverage of the ABS-3A European beam to provide optimal coverage for the diverse media requirements of Eurovision,” said Tom Choi, CEO of ABS.  “We are seeing an increasing demand for broadcasting services in Europe as well as MENA and Africa. ABS-3A at 3° West is strategically located for continental contribution and distribution of live sports, news and entertainment programmes. With our established broadcasting platform at 75° East, ABS-3A expands our video neighbourhoods into these new markets. We look forward to building our collaboration with Eurovision in the future to serve a wider audience.”

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