Capacity on Two Eutelsat Satellites Mobilised by Media Broadcast for Coverage of German Federal Elections

250 MHz already booked by Media Broadcast

Sep 17, 2013, 08:08 ET from Eutelsat Communications

PARIS, September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Capacity on two satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has been selected by Media Broadcast, a leading service provider in the broadcasting and media industry, to provide immediate television coverage of the German federal elections on 22 September.

The EUTELSAT 3D and EUTELSAT 16A satellites will be used by Media Broadcast over the weekend of 21 to 22 September to transmit live coverage from major sites across Germany including voting booths, the headquarters of the country's political parties and the Bundestag in Berlin. Over 200 hours of capacity has so far been booked, equivalent to 250 MHz of bandwidth on the two satellites.

Eutelsat's satellites are a key broadcasting resource for broadcasters and video service providers, ensuring coverage of sporting, political, cultural and breaking news events. Eutelsat's Booking Centre coordinates allocation of occasional-use satellite capacity on a round the clock basis from minimum periods of 15 minutes.

About Eutelsat Communications

With capacity commercialised on 32 satellites delivering reach of  Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading satellite operators. As of 30 June 2013, Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 4,600 television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group's satellites also provide a wide range of services for TV contribution, corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 780 commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries.

SOURCE Eutelsat Communications