Iris is pleased to announce an agreement with Eurovision Media Services (EMS) to help extend coverage to the Makarios Teleport in Cyprus over the Eurovision FiNE Network. This opens new opportunities for the distribution of TV services in the region. By cooperating with EMS, Iris will be able to accept and receive content from all of the nodes in the Eurovision FiNE Network allowing delivery through fibre to Makarios Teleport and uplink to the Eurovision Global Network and other popular satellites visible from Cyprus.
Makarios Teleport is a well-developed facility with TIER3 certification from the World Teleport Association. The site has been offering reliable solutions for satellite services for more than 30 years. It already offers a wide range of satellite services ranging from satellite control to broadband gateway services, VSAT links, and satellite television/internet connectivity. The new agreement with Eurovision Media Services is a major step for Iris in its efforts to expand its international presence in important locations in Europe.
Iris attracts premium providers of European TV content to Cyprus and enhances its capabilities for the distribution of TV content in the international satellite television market. The agreement with Eurovision Media Services combines extensive teleport resources with fibre links to offer integrated solutions to our partners. By adding Makarios Teleport to the Eurovision FiNE Network, Eurovision Media Services will continue to offer reliable services to its broadcasting customers with enhanced capabilities from an optimal location offering access to more communications satellites in the vicinity of 35W to 105E.
Iris’ Managing Director Costas Psillides commented: “We are pleased with the agreement with Eurovision Media Services that will enable Iris to expand its international presence and enhance its market position. Iris constantly develops its network capabilities to extend its nodes for interconnection and offer quality of service to its customers. The extension of the Eurovision FiNE Network to Makarios Teleport in Cyprus is a significant development for Iris and opens new opportunities for the distribution of TV services. Iris aims to enhance its long term partnership with Eurovision Media Services, by exploring synergies and expanding its capabilities to serve customers in the region”.
"Eurovision Media Services is pleased to partner with Iris to extend the coverage of the Eurovision FiNE Network over Cyprus. In doing so, we hope to expand our services and offer more integrated solutions to clients," said Graham Warren, Chief Operating Officer of Eurovision Media Services.