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Eutelsat to Broadcast 5,500 Hours of HD During World Cup

By | June 14, 2018
The FIFA World Cup and official ball with Moscow's Saint Basil's Cathedral as a backdrop.

The FIFA World Cup and official ball with Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral as a backdrop. Photo Credit: Eutelsat

For the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, several TV channels and service providers have booked capacity from Eutelsat Communications equivalent to 5,500 hours of High Definition (HD) transmissions. In addition to the regular broadcast capacity booked by Eutelsat’s customers, capacity on five Eutelsat satellites will uplink signals from 11 cities across Russia during the month-long event.

Eutelsat’s satellites form part of the broadcast infrastructure mobilized to enable millions of viewers to benefit from a wide-range of content, including not just the football matches, but also pre- and post-match interviews, coverage of team training, and the daily life of soccer fans.