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SES providing capacity for Eurovision ultra HD World Cup coverage

Satellite operator SES has said it is distributing Eurovision ultra HD coverage of the football World Cup to North America, Latin America, Europe  and Asia via its satellites. 

Eurovision is distributing matches live in Ultra HD to their global network using the NSS-806 satellite and SES’s teleport in Manassas. SES’s NSS-7 and SES-6 spacecraft are being used to enable Eurovision to deliver matches from the 12 World Cup venues throughout Brazil to the International Broadcast Center in Rio de Janeiro.

“Consumers today expect higher and better image quality when watching TV. We are proud to be able to continue working with Eurovision to fulfill the ever-changing demands of broadcasters with confidence, by providing hybrid solutions to deliver coverage of this spectacular sporting event to over three billion people around the world,” said Samantha McCloskey, vice-president of global occasional use Services at SES.