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TIMA signs Eutelsat deal for global SNG

TIMA has signed a three-year contract with Eutelsat for dedicated capacity on the EUTELSAT 10A satellite.

The International Media Associates (TIMA), has signed a three-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for dedicated capacity on the EUTELSAT 10A satellite to serve the market for satellite news gathering (SNG) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and reporting from the studios of its London headquarters.

“Satellite is a vital platform for high quality content distribution, especially in an age of HD transmission,” said Alla Salehian, CEO of TIMA. “It’s reliable, high quality and still provides the easiest and quickest way to distribute content to a wide range of customers around the world. We’re looking forward to exciting times in collaboration with Eutelsat.”

Global facilities and content service provider TIMA provides production facilities, content production and events coverage for the news broadcast industry. With the new satellite capacity TIMA hopes to boost its ability to serve news teams covering events of global interest in the coming months including the Oscar Pistorius trial and the visit to the Holy Land by Pope Francis.

Nick Daly, managing director of Eutelsat UK commented: “We are delighted that the performance of EUTELSAT 10A matches the expectations of TIMA and to forge a new relationship with a point of reference for immediate distribution of video content for the international news broadcast industry.”