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SIS Live increases Eutelsat capacity

Satellite uplink specialist SIS Live, is increasing the amount of permanent capacity it leases from satellites operated by Eutelsat.

The companies have agreed a deal for “significant capacity” on the Atlantic Bird 1 satellite and on W3C, Eutelsat’s newest satellite.

The leases guarantee access to 144 MHz of capacity on W3C and 36 MHz on Atlantic Bird 1, giving SIS Live increased capacity for events including the UK Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as Formula One, Wimbledon Championships, European Tour Golf and the 2012  European football championship in Poland and Ukraine. It will also support SIS Live’s business operations in France.

David Meynell, managing director, SIS Live said: “Having worked closely with Eutelsat for many years, we are pleased to be able to extend our joint operations. This will enable SIS Live to offer our existing and new customers enhanced services and provide them with wider and even more robust access to the global satellite network.”