Globecast has taken another two transponders on the Eutelsat satellite system to strengthen its resources for professional video services over Europe.
The two 36 MHz transponders are on the Atlantic Bird 1 (12.5 degrees West) and Eutelsat W2A (10 degrees East) satellites. Globecast says the additional capacity will help it meet the increasing requirements from client broadcasters and news agencies for live sports, news and special event coverage. In particular demand for high definition links has increased four-fold over the last 12 months.
Globecast will utilise its fleet of 39 SNG SNG vehicles and Flyaways of which seven are located in the UK, 10 in Italy and 22 in France.