Eutelsat Signs SISLink Deal
[Satellite Today 09-01-08] Eutelsat has signed a new capacity contract with SISLink, a supplier of satellite uplinks, Eutelsat said Sept. 1.
The deal, for a total of 4,000 hours of capacity, equips SISLink to meet growing requirements from agencies and broadcasting organzsations to provide TV coverage of leading sports and breaking news events. The capacity will be made available on request to SISLink on a real-time basis via a range of Eutelsat satellites providing reach across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and central Asia. Uplinks in both standard definition and high definition will be delivered to SISLinks’ teleports in the United Kingdom.
SISLink also has renewed its contract for four Ku-band transponders on the Telecom 2D satellite commercialised by Eutelsat. This new multi-year contract ensures that SISLink continues to access capacity in inclined orbit with strong reach over Western Europe.