SIS LIVE details Premier League fibre service

SIS LIVE is in the process of commissioning high bandwidth dedicated fibre networks to key sports and leisure venues across the UK. The company operates the largest uplink fleet in Europe and provides comprehensive satellite newsgathering (SNG) services to all major UK broadcasters for live news, sport and entertainment events.

SIS LIVE is presently installing new enhanced fibre links to all Premier League football grounds, providing connectivity to its rapidly expanding broadcast infrastructure. This includes two 24/7 network operations centres and teleports in Milton Keynes and MediaCityUK for national and international transmission services and monitoring.

The company already operates a significant fibre network between its transmission sites, major broadcasters, network operators and UK sports stadiums. SIS LIVE plans to install permanent fibre connectivity to 50 sports stadiums in the UK by August 2014.

David Meynell, managing director, SIS LIVE, said: “By recently securing a major contract for Premier League football coverage, we have been able to expedite our fibre roll out programme. I am extremely proud of our technical solution, which positions us for rapid growth and is a significant step in SIS LIVE’s strategy to become the leading supplier of media fibre and SNG services to the UK market.”

SIS LIVE aims to have installed well in excess of 100 key sports and leisure venues to its permanent fibre infrastructure by 2016. Key advantages of the new fibre services include high-bandwidth internet connectivity, voice communications and reverse vision feeds.

Additional services offered include broadcast in 4K, and COFDM wireless camera links at some venues, which allow roving TV reporters to link instantly into the fibre network and deliver multiple live video streams for sport, sports news and breaking news stories.

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