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Eutelsat's Satellite Fleets To Carry 5,500 Hours Of HD Content For Russia 2018

As preparations are on top gear for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, Eutelsat has announced that it currently has satellite capacity bookings for the equivalent of 5,500 hours of ad-hoc HD programming from several TV channels and service providers.

According to the satellite provider, it will be uplinking signals from eleven cities across Russia during the event that would last a month as it plans to deliver content across different continents from Europe, Africa and the Americas. It will do this over five of its satellites which include; Eutelsat 7A, 10A,16A,33E, and 36B.

Eutelsat’s satellites is a major part of the broadcast infrastructure put together to enable millions of viewers all over the world to benefit from a variety of media content, which goes beyond just the football tournament but also coverage of team training, pre- and post-match interviews, as well as the daily life of soccer lovers.

Currently, Eutelsat broadcasts over 6,800 television channels owned and operated by leading, global and local media groups to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or those connected to terrestrial networks. With Paris as its business head office, Eutelsat has business operations, offices and teleports around different continents in the world. Eutelsat has a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 46 different countries who are driven by its vision and are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.





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