Eutelsat and Eurovision Services (ES) have renewed their long-standing partnership by signing a new agreement for capacity on several satellites including 7 degrees East and 10 degrees East.
The multi-year agreement enables Eurovision Services to support the live transmission of major sports events to audiences in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, via Eutelsat’s fleet.
Eurovision Services underpins the global media content value chain, from in-venue content-capture and pop-up media control rooms, to rock-solid hybrid network capabilities—encompassing satellite, fibre, and internet. ES services major sports federations, rights holders, and media companies to connect hundreds of millions of people to unmissable sports and events in HD and UHD resolution.
Commenting on the agreement, Italo Andriani, ES’s head of business strategy & procurement, said: “By renewing our commitment with Eutelsat, we’re reaffirming the role of satellite as a vital tool in Eurovision Services’ hybrid mix for contributing and delivering all the major live sports events to massive audiences. Satellite is part of the flexibility and scale that are key to our consistent high-quality delivery of content, so global audiences can engage with and enjoy the sports everyone’s talking about”.
Laurence Delpy, Eutelsat general manager for the video business unit, added: “We are delighted to remain one of Eurovision Services’ preferred and long-standing partners, and to support them in expanding the broadcaster ecosystem across Europe and the MENA region. Professional video is an important market for Eutelsat and we ensure that our clients have the best services and capacity for their long-term needs. This collaboration pinpoints once again the vital role of satellite in the media supply chain for professional video, specifically major live sporting events where prime quality is an absolute must”.