NOS signs news deal with Eutelsat and GlobeCast

Dutch broadcasting network NOS has signed a multi-year deal with content delivery firm GlobeCast and satellite operator Eutelsat for more satellite news gathering capacity. 

NOS has taken dedicated capacity on the Eutelsat 12 West A satellite, which will support its planned upgrade to HD operations for its news facilities and trucks by the end of 2013.

It will also give it more resources to broadcast high profile news stories, such as the planned April 30 coronation of Prince Willem-Alexander.

NOS is a member of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system, providing news and sports programming for three Dutch public television channels. Globecast a subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, while Eutelsat has capacity on 30 satellites with reach in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, parts of the Americas and Asia-Pacific.