Eurovision Media Services, Eutelsat extend partnership

Eurovision Media Services — the business arm of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) — and Eutelsat (Paris:ETL) (Euronext Paris: ETL) have announced the renewal and expansion of their partnership for capacity in Ku-band via a number of contracts on the EUTELSAT 10A satellite, the companies said.

These multi-year, multi transponder contracts will further expand the infrastructure used by Eurovision Media Services across the Eutelsat fleet to support the live transmission of major news and sporting events, including major football leagues and tournaments, to audiences in Europe and beyond.

Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world´s satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,000 men and women from 44 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.

Eurovision Media Services — the business arm of the European Broadcasting Union — has a global reputation and is the first choice media services provider for many media organizations and sports federations around the world. Eurovision Media Services provides innovative services across the value chain from content production and broadcast services to content distribution and permanent circuits. Eurovision Media Services produces and delivers premium live sports, news and entertainment events around the world on all platforms (TV, radio and online).