Satellite Mediaport Services Ltd. (SMS Teleport), the largest independent teleport in the United Kingdom, today announced that Eutelsat, one of the leading operators in the commercial satellite business, has selected SMS to provide back-up teleport-based broadcast satellite services for its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite.
SMS Teleport is providing Eutelsat with 24/7/365 redundant teleport services from its Rugby, UK teleport. Connected via a diverse fibre linkup to Eutelsat’s Paris-Rambouillet teleport, which provides the principal uplink to EUTELSAT 8 West B, the two teleports are reliably ensuring superior quality broadcasts from the satellite across the Middle East and North Africa.
From its orbital position, EUTELSAT’s 8 West B satellite provides the 8° West video neighbourhood with its broadcast needs. As one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the global satellite TV market, reaching over 90% of TV homes in the region, the satellite offers powerful signals for the region’s broadcasters.
Zvi Golod, SMS Teleport’s CEO commented, “Our solution for Eutelsat combines numerous elements of our extensive teleport capabilities, to offer Eutelsat the best possible services. SMS Teleport is proud to be a contributing factor in Eutelsat’s ongoing success, we look forward to working on further projects together.”