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SES Opens New Sports Video Production Facility in London

By Rachel Jewett | September 17, 2020

The new SES Stockley Park facility offers content management services. Photo: SES

SES has opened a new full-service sports and events facility in the London area to handle downlink, decoding, processing, and recording, and services to help simplify the workflow of sports production. The new SES Stockley Park facility offers content management services such as clipping and editing, subtitling, audio dubbing and titling, storing and archiving of content. It will will also provide playout services for European customers and provide redundancy to SES’s Munich facility.

The European operator said in a Thursday release that the facility is equipped with high-performance, broadcast-grade equipment to ensure superior quality delivery of all live signals, with the possibility of Ultra HD 4K transmission. The Stockey Park facility also guarantees continuity for live broadcasting.

“London is a major hub for sports, and we’re excited to host a world-class master control room for live sports and provide signal delivery across Asia, Europe, and the Americas,” commented SES CEO Steve Collar. “Creating the Stockley Park facility in London, we can even better serve the needs of our customers, helping them reach more viewers during this critical time as live sports are relaunched coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown.”