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ABS provided capacity for live broadcast of G7 Summit on ABS-3A

June 20, 2017

ABS, a global satellite operator, has signed a capacity contract for occasional use (OU) on the ABS-3A European beam for the recent G7 summit in Sicily for the host broadcaster.

Italy hosted the annual meeting of seven of the world’s biggest industrialised economies (G7) in Sicily held in late May of this year.  The summit brought together leaders from United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and other EU countries.  It focused on topics such as the global economy, foreign policy, security of citizens and environmental sustainability.

The capacity used was on an ad-hoc basis. The ABS operations team enabled short notice service activations throughout the coverage of the event.

“ABS was extremely pleased to work with the media provider as part of their delivery solution for this significant world news event,” said Tom Choi, CEO of ABS.  “ABS-3A is strategically located for European contribution and distribution of content.  The Ku-band European footprint makes ABS-3A the ideal choice for direct transmission of world events, live news, sports and entertainment where service reliability and speed to air are critical.”

The ABS-3A satellite is a new pillar for high profile broadcast contribution in Europe, MENA, Africa, and the Americas. Its wide Ku-band Europe beam has extended new possibilities for video distribution across Europe and opportunities for European service providers who wish to leverage their European teleports.

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