Eutelsat Communications provides additional satellite capacity to Arqiva

Telecom Lead Europe: Arqiva, a communications
infrastructure and media services company, has inked a new contract with
Eutelsat Communications for additional satellite capacity to meet growing
demand for its Occasional Use satellite services.


With this new contract, Arqiva has taken up 36MHz of
capacity on EUTELSAT 7A (formerly W3A), which provides Arqiva with excellent
overall coverage of Europe and specific coverage of the Middle
East, Turkey and Russia.


 This new contract for one transponder further
consolidates a longstanding partnership between the two companies.


As our Occasional Use business continues to grow we
regularly review our satellite coverage and capacity to ensure we are best
meeting the needs of our customers. Taking additional capacity on EUTELSAT 7A
significantly reinforces our occasional use capability, enabling us to offer
customers better coverage, more capacity and access to a thriving antenna
community via the already popular EUTELSAT 7A satellite,” said Barrie Woolston,
commercial sales director at Arqiva.


The company said it has the infrastructure and experience
to help rights owners, programme makers and broadcasters to create and capture
content, and to manage and deliver high quality television around the world.


  Arqiva represents a hallmark for quality when
customers require high levels of service to provide TV coverage of leading
sports and breaking news events. This new long-term agreement consolidates a
longstanding partnership between our two companies and further strengthens
EUTELSAT 7A for professional video services across Europe and the Middle East,”
said Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Chief Commercial Officer at Eutelsat.


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