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Eutelsat to utilise capacity on five additional satellites to broadcast FIFA matches

As the world gets ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which will be held from June 14 to July 15, Eutelsat Communications has announced that capacity equivalent to 5,500 hours of High Definition (HD) transmissions has been booked by several TV channels and service providers on its satellites.

In addition to the regular broadcast capacity booked by Eutelsat’s customers, capacity on five Eutelsat satellites will uplink signals from 11 cities across Russia during the month-long event.

Delivering content to television networks based in Europe, Russia and the Americas, the event will help showcase the role satellite plays in providing global coverage, particularly in key international sporting events.

Eutelsat’s satellites form part of the broadcast infrastructure mobilised to enable millions of viewers to benefit from a wide-range of content, including not just the football matches, but also pre- and post-match interviews, coverage of team training, and the daily life of soccer fans.