Independent UK teleport Satellite Mediaport Services Ltd. (SMS Teleport) has signed a deal with commercial satellite operator Eutelsat to provide back-up teleport-based broadcast satellite services for its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite.
The deal will see SMS Teleport provide Eutelsat with redundant teleport services from its Rugby, UK teleport.
In conjunction with Eutelsat’s Paris-Rambouillet teleport – which provides the primary uplink to the satellite – and connected via a diverse fibre linkup, the two teleports ensure broadcasts from the EUTELSAT 8 West B across the Middle East and North Africa.
EUTELSAT 8 West B provides video to the 8° West neighbourhood. Its output reaches over 90% of TV homes in the MENA region.
Zvi Golod, SMS Teleport’s CEO said: “Our solution for Eutelsat combines numerous elements of our extensive teleport capabilities, to offer Eutelsat the best possible services. SMS Teleport is proud to be a contributing factor in Eutelsat’s ongoing success, we look forward to working on further projects together.”