Eutelsat deploys four satellites for World Cup

June 8, 2010

For the very first time, the World Cup football tournament will be taking place in South Africa and in order to make the whole event available for viewers back in Europe and the Middle East, Eutelsat Communications has made four satellites available.

The W2A, W3A, W4 and W7 satellites will be used to broadcast the huge amount of live and recorded content in different languages to various countries, for thirty days or so.

As well as providing live broadcasts, the satellite arrangement will also be used to carry links for journalists, so they are able to directly link to their home studios in the same way that news reporters do from other countries around the world.

This is a major exercise and despite having several years to plan for this, this does not mean everything will run smoothly.


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