SIS LIVE signs long-term deal with SES for Ka-band capacity

London, January 2014 - SES has announced that it has concluded an agreement with SIS LIVE to provide Ka-band capacity on the ASTRA 1L satellite located at 19.2 degrees East.

This long-term deal will enable SIS LIVE to deliver satellite newsgathering (SNG) services to the UK's premier news and content providers - ITN and ITV. SIS LIVE, which owns and operates the largest uplink facilities in Europe, has become the first major SNG organisation operating DVB and IP services on Ka-band capacity.

David Meynell, Managing Director of SIS LIVE, said: "Having been heavily involved with the first major automated service for ITV and ITN ten years ago, we have a deep understanding of the day-to-day needs of fast-moving newsgathering organisations. ITV and ITN demand high quality, efficient services delivered by the latest innovative cost-efficient technology, and through the utilisation of this Ka-band capacity we will be able to continue to deliver the excellence they have come to expect from us."

Nick Stubbs, Vice President and SES' General Manager, Western Europe, said: "SIS Live is a long standing and highly valued client. We are delighted to continue to develop our relationship and work with them to provide their clients with seamless delivery through our leading edge technologies."

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