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Satellite Mediaport Services Teleport to provide broadcast services for EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite

(24 February 2020 - SMS Teleport) Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS Teleport), the largest independent teleport in the United Kingdom, today announced that Eutelsat 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.

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(courtesy: SMS Teleport)

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.”

About Satellite Mediaport Services

Satellite Mediaport Services Ltd. is the largest independent teleport in the United Kingdom, boasting an impressive array of more than 40 earth stations spread over 6 acres of beautiful landscape in the English countryside.

The recently upgraded teleport contains a comprehensive set of the latest communication technologies, operated through a modern setup of network operations and management facilities. With a global reach to the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa and with a line of sight to more than 100 satellites, SMS has everything you need to establish and sustain your Satellite communication business.