Arqiva to Provide Extensive SNG Services for ESPN’s World Cup Coverage

Arqiva SNG fleet and personnel in South Africa

Arqiva is supporting sports broadcaster ESPN’s distribution of World Cup coverage by providing them with extensive SNG services. This includes two HD SNGs; two SD SNGs; one HD&SD Production SNG truck; two TVROs; and an HD flyaway. The SNGs, all fully crewed by Arqiva engineers, will move between venues uplinking news and information content for production and turnaround to ESPN’s global audience.

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Jon Kirchner, Executive Vice President at Arqiva Satellite & Media, said: “We are delighted that ESPN has chosen Arqiva to support their distribution of this prestigious sporting event to audiences around the world. By deploying the bulk of our extensive SNG fleet and personnel to South Africa we are ensuring that our customers have direct access to the highest levels of Arqiva service throughout the tournament.”

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 a fleet of SNG trucks and over 100 earth stations at multiple teleports Arqiva regularly enables the managed global delivery of live and special events like major football tournaments.

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