Hogmore Media, an international sports media rights company, is using Eutelsat Broadband’s NewsSpotter satellite newsgathering service to transmit European football matches across the continent.
In the past year, the Liechtenstein-based company has used NewsSpotter to live stream and distribute coverage of more than 1,000 national, international, pre-season and friendly football matches directly to television broadcasters, IPTV channels, football clubs and agents. Teams covered include Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Ajax and Valencia.
“There is a lot of interest in seeing the games of some of the biggest clubs in Europe,” said Klemens Kögl, managing director of Hogmore Media. “However, many of the pre-season and friendly games can often change at short notice and be held in small or unusual venues around Europe. The great benefit of the NewsSpotter service is that we can quickly set-up the system anywhere in Europe and in just a few minutes be streaming live coverage directly across the continent.”
“Before we had the NewsSpotter service, we had tried a variety of methods of transmitting our coverage including mobile, but nothing comes close to this solution,” added Klemens. “In the past year, we have covered more than 1,000 matches and never had an issue. The NewsSpotter service is fast, cost effective and very reliable.”
The NewsSpotter service uses capacity on Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite (9° East) with guaranteed bandwidth of up to 10Mbps and supports transmissions of live video in SD and HD quality. Bandwidth can be reserved on a pay-as-you-go basis through an online booking system.
In future, Hogmore Media wants to cover a wider range of sporting events across Europe using the NewsSpotter service including volleyball and tennis.