Satellite uplink and outside broadcast specialist SIS LIVE has announced the launch of its brand new teleport facility at MediaCityUK in Salford. It is the largest broadcast teleport ever built in the north of the UK and confirms the company’s position as the leading provider of satellite facilities in Europe.
This state of the art facility includes nine satellite dishes; two 3.8m, two 4.8m, two 6.3m, two 8.1m and one 9m, plus a handful of smaller dishes. The new teleport is located on Trafford Wharfside, close to the new Coronation Street facility. Making use of optimised viewing angles of at least 45°East to 45°West, and via careful placement and separation, the dishes are able to see most satellites in use in the UK.
David Meynell, managing director, SIS LIVE said, “The new teleport enables us to offer existing and new customers enhanced services, as well as providing MediaCityUK with direct access to the global satellite market. MediaCityUK will be at the centre of UK broadcasting for many years to come, and the location of our teleport also gives us an enormous visual impact, already generating significant interest in our service offerings.”
The new teleport is set to go live in line with SIS’ relocation into its new Blue Tower headquarters this month. It will prove a significant asset to SIS’ inventory of facilities, and further extend its wide-ranging service offerings in the satellite and broadcast markets.
Stephen Wild, managing director, MediaCityUK said, “We are pleased to see SIS’ presence at MediaCityUK continue to grow. This new teleport system is another key milestone in the development of the complex, allowing improved, unimpeded connectivity with the rest of the world.”