Arqiva Wins Sports Programming Delivery Deal
[Satellite TODAY 08-17-10] Arqiva signed a program delivery deal with Traffic Sports International (TSI) to support global distribution of its seven international soccer leagues, Arqiva announced Aug. 16.
Via Arqiva, the television rights holder to Latin America’s key soccer tournaments, will reach TV households throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The five-continent deal uses Arqiva’s teleports, satellite capacity and international fiber. Originating out of Brazil, each event is downlinked off satellite using Arqiva’s Los Angeles teleport and then sent via Arqiva’s international terrestrial fiber network to its Washington, D.C. teleport. The feeds are passed to Arqiva’s U.K. Winchester teleport for distribution over Europe using the W2A satellite. From the United Kingdom, the feeds are then turned around from W2A to Telstar 10 for distribution over the Middle East and Asia. Subsequent tournaments will also be distributed to Africa via Arqiva’s infrastructure.