ABS Ready to Help Eurovision Olympics Coverage

By | August 5, 2008 | Broadcasting, ST Briefs

[Satellite Today 08-05-08] Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) received distribution deal for the Olympic Games, , the company said August 5.
    Eurovision, a distributor of sports and news content for the world’s top broadcast and media platforms, will use a pair of C-band transponders on the ABS-1 satellite for Eurovision’s live transmissions from Beijing throughout the month of August.
    “ABS-1 will be an essential part of our transmission network for the Olympic Games by transporting live high-definition events from the Olympics in Beijing, China, for distribution in Europe,” Paulo Pusterla, Eurovision’s head of strategy and business development, said in a statement. “We will uplink to ABS-1 from Beijing and downlink directly in Europe in a single hop, lowering our costs and improving reliability for this premiere event.”
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