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SES, Broadcasters Prepare for 2014 FIFA World Cup Coverage

By Rachel Scharmann | April 10, 2014
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View of Arena Amazonia, one of the FIFA World Cup Brazil arenas, during its inaugural match. Photo: AFP, Raphael Alves

[Via Satellite 04-10-2014] SES has signed multiple Occasional Use (OU) capacity deals with broadcasters to deliver coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The games will take place June 12 through July 13, and SES is estimated to deliver more than 30,000 coverage hours from 450MHz of capacity.

SES will rely on the NSS 806, SES 6 and NSS 7 satellites to enable content input and output feeds to and from the 12 venues across Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Broadcasters will use several other SES satellites to deliver World Cup coverage to other regions, such as Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Ultimately, the global audience of the World Cup is estimated to be nearly 3 billion people for the 2014 games.