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Arqiva is using its IS805 platform to distribute 28 FA Cup soccer matches, from the UK to the Americas for ESPN

Arqiva Uplinks at the Docklands, London

Arqiva is providing regular distribution of FA Cup soccer matches from the UK to the Americas for Sports broadcaster ESPN. Arqiva is providing uplink and capacity on IS805 to distribute 28 FA Cup matches to ESPN audiences throughout Latin America.

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Jon Kirchner, Executive Vice President at Arqiva Satellite & Media, said: “We provide ESPN with a wide range of broadcast services around the world and their decision to use Arqiva and our IS805 platform for distribution of this popular soccer event underlines their confidence in our global infrastructure. Our IS805 platform, launched in 2009 to strengthen our broadcast capacity to Latin America, enables major broadcasters like ESPN to reach this audience easily and effectively.”

Arqiva has the infrastructure and experience to help rights owners, programme makers and broadcasters to create and capture content, and to manage and deliver high quality television around the world. With over 100 earth stations at multiple international teleports we also enable the managed global delivery of live and special events like FA Cup soccer coverage.

About Arqiva

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK's five mobile network operators, and the emergency services.

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