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Eutelsat, SMS Teleport sign back-up broadcast deal

February 24, 2020

Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS Teleport), the largest independent teleport in the UK, has announced that Eutelsat has selected SMS to provide back-up teleport-based broadcast satellite services for its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite.

SMS Teleport is providing Eutelsat with 24/7/365 redundant teleport services from its Rugby, UK teleport. Connected via a diverse fibre linkup to Eutelsat’s Paris-Rambouillet teleport, which provides the principal uplink to EUTELSAT 8 West B, the two teleports are reliably ensuring superior quality broadcasts from the satellite across the Middle East and North Africa.

From its orbital position, EUTELSAT’s 8 West B satellite provides the 8° West video neighbourhood with its broadcast needs.

Zvi Golod, SMS Teleport’s CEO, commented: “Our solution for Eutelsat combines numerous elements of our extensive teleport capabilities, to offer Eutelsat the best possible services. SMS Teleport is proud to be a contributing factor in Eutelsat’s ongoing success, we look forward to working on further projects together.”

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