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Arqiva secures capacity on two Eutelsat satellites for content contribution and distribution across Europe

Press release   •   Jul 25, 2016 10:49 CEST

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London, Paris, 25 July 2016 - Arqiva, the UK’s leading communications infrastructure and media services company, has renewed multi-year contracts with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) covering capacity on two satellites.

Ku-band resources on EUTELSAT 10A and EUTELSAT 7B are the backbone of Arqiva’s Europe-wide capability, forming part of its managed global satellite distribution network that connects broadcasters with major broadcast hubs over a secure and reliable network. Arqiva provides end-to-end bespoke solutions for the world-wide delivery of high profile live sports content for major rights holders and broadcast customers, delivering over 4,000 transmissions per month.

David Crawford, Managing Director for Satellite and Media at Arqiva, said: “Arqiva is dedicated to providing the very best service for our customers. This contract renewal with Eutelsat, combined with our award-winning teleports, will provide us with long term dedicated capacity for our Occasional Use business, enabling scale and service excellence.”

Michel Azibert, Chief Commercial and Development Officer at Eutelsat, added: "We attach high value to our longstanding relationship with Arqiva and are proud that our professional video services, based on the premium European footprints of the EUTELSAT 10A and 7B satellites, continue to meet the expectations of such a sophisticated media services company. Together, we work hard to add value to leading broadcasters, sports and news agencies and their audiences across many continents.”

About Arqiva

Arqiva is a leading UK communications infrastructure and media services provider dedicated to connecting people, wherever they are, through the delivery of TV, radio, mobile, WiFi and the Internet of Things (IoT). We are an independent provider of telecom towers, with over 8,000 sites across Great Britain, and the only supplier of national terrestrial television and radio broadcasting services in the UK. Our advanced networks support the exponential growth of connected devices and the ever-increasing demand for data from smartphones to tablets, connected TVs, smart meters, cars and medical devices.Customers include major UK and international broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, Sky Plc., Turner Broadcasting, the independent radio groups, major telco providers, including the UK's four mobile network operators, and retail, leisure, energy and water companies.

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About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.

Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location.

Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

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