SMS Teleport to Provide Broadcast Services for Eutelsat
Eutelsat has selected Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS Teleport) to provide back-up teleport-based broadcast satellite services for its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite. SMS Teleport said it is providing Eutelsat with redundant teleport services from its Rugby, U.K. teleport. Connected via a diverse fiber linkup to Eutelsat’s Paris-Rambouillet teleport, which provides the principal uplink to EUTELSAT 8 West B, the two teleports provide broadcasts from the satellite across the Middle East and North Africa.
SMS Teleport said that EUTELSAT’s 8 West B satellite reaches over 90% of TV homes in the region, the satellite offers powerful signals for the region’s broadcasters.
SMS Teleport CEO Zvi Golod said: “Our solution for Eutelsat combines numerous elements of our extensive teleport capabilities, to offer Eutelsat the best possible services. SMS Teleport is proud to be a contributing factor in Eutelsat’s ongoing success, we look forward to working on further projects together.”