World Cup 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup: Eutelsat Communications To Push Over 5,000 Hours of Content in HD

In the final run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Eutelsat Communications announced that capacity equivalent to 5,500 hours of High Definition (HD) transmissions has been booked by several TV channels and service providers ahead of the global event to be held from June 14 to July 15.

Eutelsat will provide thousands of hours of HD transmissions of the action in Russia.

In addition to the regular broadcast capacity booked by Eutelsat’s customers, capacity on five Eutelsat satellites[1] 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 showcases the essential role satellite plays in providing global coverage — particularly in key international sporting events.

Eutelsat’s satellites form part of the broadcast infrastructure mobilized 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.