Arqiva provides HD distribution for sports events

Broadcast services provider Arqiva has announced details of services it recently provided for two sporting events.

The UK company provided an HD SNG truck to uplink coverage of the Tour de France, using capacity on the Intelsat 905 satellite.

The SNG truck included two frame-rate converters, which converted the signal to a United States HD output. Arqiva also provided sports media company IMG with HD distribution of their Open Golf coverage. This included an HD SNG truck on site, teleport services and space segment on various satellites for distribution of the HD feeds to audiences in Europe and Asia.