SES has opened a new full-service sports and events facility that is able to handle downlink, decoding, processing and recording.
The new facility at London’s Stockley Park aims to help broadcasters as they move towards remote productions.
It offers content management services such as clipping and editing, subtitling, audio dubbing and titling, storing and archiving of content, as well as playout services for European customers and provides redundancy to SES’s Munich facility.
The facility includes a 2,400-square-foot master control room and is equipped to deal with Ultra HD 4K transmission.
“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,” said Steve Collar, CEO of SES.
“SES delivers over 620 hours of premium sports and live events daily, so we’re heavily immersed in the sports broadcasting world. 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.”