EBU network Eurovision has agreed a deal with SES to air coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The satellite operator will provide Eurovision with several transponders throughout the Games, designed to allow broadcasters to provide coverage of the event, as well as distribute further major sporting events.
Graham Warren, Eurovision’s network director, said, “We have worked with SES for years and can always count on their expertise and level of flexibility to anticipate our broadcasting needs.
“During the last FIFA World Cup, the delivery of the football matches from Brazil to other parts of the world was once again seamlessly achieved by the dedicated customer service provided by SES.”
Richard Lamb, general manager of occasional use services at SES, added, “In today’s world, everyone expects to be able to watch sporting events live.
“We are proud that satellite’s strength remains in its ability to broadcast excellent image quality simultaneously to at least one third of the world’s population with one single beam.
There is no other infrastructure that could be as cost-effective as this.”