Eurovision and Eutelsat inked two new contracts for capacity on Eutelsat’s W2A satellite in the Ku-band and in the C-band.
Using Ku-band capacity with pan-European coverage, Eurovision has decided to consolidate the European part of its network at two Eutelsat locations: 10 degrees East, using its newly-leased capacity on W2A, and at the historical 7 degrees East position occupied by Eutelsat’s W3A satellite.
Eurovision has also selected W2A for its first permanent lease of C-band capacity to facilitate exchanges between Europe and Africa. This full-time multi-year lease replaces temporary C-band capacity previously leased on satellites operated by other companies.
The capacity was initiated with the FIFA Confederations Cup, which is taking place from 14 to 28 June in South Africa, and which will be followed in 2010 by the World Cup, also hosted by South Africa.