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Arqiva signs deal with Traffic Sports International

Broadcast services provider Arqiva has signed a multi-year deal with Traffic Sports International to deliver programming to the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Arqiva will deliver global distribution of Traffic Sports International’s seven international football leagues.  The company, the television rights holder to Latin America’s key football tournaments, will reach TV households throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East beginning with the August 4 transmission of the first Copa Sudamericana football match.

Originating from Brazil, each event is downlinked from satellite using Arqiva’s Los Angeles teleport and then sent via Arqiva’s international terrestrial fibre network to its Washington, DC teleport.  The feeds are passed to Arqiva’s UK Winchester teleport for distribution over Europe using the W2A satellite. From the UK, the feeds are then turned around from W2A to Telstar 10 for distribution over the Middle East and Asia. Subsequent tournaments will also be distributed to Africa via Arqiva’s infrastructure.