Global satellite operator, ABS and MTI Teleport Munich have signed a capacity deal for the Wimbledon Championships 2018 to deliver video live coverage of the tournament to Sky Deutschland, the rightholder for the German market. From 2nd July, several simultaneous high definition (HD) video feeds from the venue will be carried over the ABS-3A satellite, ensuring a permanent contribution link between the various production facilities in London and Sky Deutschland headquarters in Unterfoehring.
Sky Deutschland, the leading pay-tv operator will have exclusive HD coverage of the tournament, delivering the live broadcast signal of all the matches to the German market via satellite, cable and mobile networks.
Over the past two years, the ABS-3A satellite has established itself as a prime “conduit” for video contribution services in Europe and most notably in the German market, for which it distributes the live coverage of German football for both public and private broadcasters.
Ludwig Schaeffler, CEO MTI emphasized “Once again we are happy to include ABS into our international sports delivery network, which we optimized for live sports transmissions.”
“ABS-3A again is chosen as the preferred satellite platform to contribute live feeds across Europe for major sporting events,” said Paolo Pusterla, MD of Europe & the Middle East. “We at ABS are delighted to work with our long-lasting partner MTI to serve the leading pay-tv in Europe, Sky Deutschland, for such an important event.”
Alessandro Reitano, Vice President Sports Production, Sky Deutschland commented, “ABS-3A has quickly developed to one of our key satellites for the contribution and production of high quality sports events for the region. At Wimbledon we are looking forward to another great event in partnership with MTI and ABS.”