The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has chosen SES World Skies to distribute the football World Cup from South Africa.
The Eurovision network will use SESs NSS-6, NSS-806 and AMC-9 satellites to deliver global coverage of the championship. NSS-5 will deliver coverage to North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East from its new position at 20Â° West, while NSS-806 will support occasional-use and reporting requirements from a variety of cities hosting matches. AMC-9 will deliver coverage to Mexico. SESÂs teleport at Betzdorf in Luxembourg will serve as EurovisionÂs primary downlink and backup uplink for the global feed to be distributed over NSS-5 and the Eurovision fibre network. Onward distribution will be provided by SESÂs facility in Manassas, Virgina in the US.