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Eurovision Signs SES Capacity Deal for Rio 2016 Olympics

By | April 28, 2016
      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Wilfredo Rodríguez

      [Via Satellite 04-28-2016] SES has signed a capacity agreement with Eurovision to broadcast the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics to sports fans around the world. As part of the agreement, Eurovision will lease several transponders on the NSS-806 satellite between July and August 2016 to enable broadcasters across the globe to provide extensive coverage of the Olympics in Rio as well as distribution of other major sporting events.

      Located at 47.5 degrees west, NSS-806 provides coverage over Brazil, and was used to deliver the 2014 FIFA World Cup to audiences throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.