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Over 5000 hours of HD satellite transmissions booked for World Cup

Eutelsat is mobilising five satellites for the event which kicks off on Thursday

Eutelsat Communications has announced that capacity equivalent to 5,500 hours of High Definition (HD) transmissions has been booked by several TV channels and service providers ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

As well as the regular broadcast capacity booked by Eutelsat’s customers, capacity on five Eutelsat satellites will uplink signals from 11 cities across Russia during the competition. 

Eutelsat will be employed to deliver content to television networks based in Europe, Russia and the Americas.

They will be used not just for the football matches, but also pre- and post-match interviews, coverage of team training, and following football fans in Russia.