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Sky Group Buys Eutelsat 16A Capacity for Satellite Newsgathering in Europe

By Veronica Magan | September 9, 2016
SNG truck in London. Photo: Steve Forrester (REA)

SNG truck in London. Photo: Steve Forrester (REA)/Eutelsat

[Via Satellite 09-09-2016] Eutelsat Communications and Sky Group have signed a direct, multi-year contract for satellite bandwidth that will serve newsgathering requirements for Sky’s U.K., German, and Italian operations. The contract covers the equivalent of three transponders on the Eutelsat 16A satellite whose reach includes the core newsgathering footprint of Sky Group in Europe and the Middle East.

Sky Group will use the capacity for Satellite Newsgathering (SNG) vehicles that serve its mobile broadcasting infrastructure originating live news and sports reports for Sky channels in all three markets.