Eurovision Leases Capacity Across Four Eutelsat Satellites
[Via Satellite 05-26-2016] The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) signed new contracts for capacity on four Eutelsat satellites. The capacity will be used to carry live Eurovision broadcasts of flagship sporting events, including all major European football championships and this year’s most popular summer sports events.
Using the Eutelsat 65 West A, Eutelsat 12 West B and Eutelsat 5 West A satellites, the EBU will extend its footprint to new regions, notably Africa with a full-time lease for capacity. The new leases coincide with the renewal and expansion of capacity contracted by the EBU on the Eutelsat 7B satellite.