NEWS published on 08 Feb 2018

EMS and Eutelsat extend long-term partnership

Eurovision Media Services – the business arm of the EBU – and Eutelsat (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.

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.

Graham Warren, Chief Operating Officer of Eurovision Media Services, commented: "This strengthened partnership with Eutelsat supports our mission to provide the highest standard of production and contribution services to our Members and clients established at Eutelsat’s 10° East orbital position.”

Michel Azibert, Chief commercial and Development officer at Eutelsat, stated: "We are delighted to remain one of EMS' preferred partners, and to support them in expanding the broadcaster ecosystem in Europe. This contract highlights the continued importance of satellite in the media supply chain for professional videos, at the most popular orbital locations.” 

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