SIS Live Rolls Out Premier League Fibre Service
SIS LIVE 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.
The company is currently 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.
SIS LIVE already operates a significant fibre network between its transmission sites, major broadcasters, network operators and UK sports stadiums. SIS LIVE plan 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, offering commercial benefits with enhanced capabilities.
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.
SIS LIVE has a unique position in the UK marketplace as the only one stop shop, for multiple HD video and data feeds from any location, delivered via fibre and satellite. Its permanent fibre installation service offers a simple pricing structure, with no daily time cap.
In parallel to the expansion of its fibre links network, SIS continues to invest in both its infrastructure and new state of the art SNG trucks with 25 in build already in 2014.
SIS is one of the world’s leading companies in the television broadcasting industry. It is the foremost supplier of television programming and data services to the UK and Ireland betting industry. The company’s broadcast business, SIS LIVE, operates the largest satellite uplink fleet in Europe. SIS LIVE offers broadcast solutions including global distribution via teleport and fibre, satellite internet and IP provision, and broadcast systems integration services. SIS LIVE also designs and manufactures an innovative, market-leading range of satellite products. The company covers over 100,000 hours of live events worldwide each year and delivers approximately 80% of live news feeds across the UK.