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SES opens new sports broadcasting hub at Stockley Park near London

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Luxembourg, 17 September 2020. – SES, leader in global satellite-based connectivity solutions, has opened a new sports broadcasting facility in the Greater London area, the Luxembourg-based company announced.

“As remote production for sports ramps up around the globe, SES is providing broadcasters with a newly opened, full-service sports and events facility” in Stockley Park, SES said in a press announcement. Stockley Park is a business estate and public country park located between Hayes, Yiewsley and West Drayton in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

“Apart from handling downlink, decoding, processing and recording, SES’s Stockley Park facility offers sports broadcasters a range of services that help simplify sports production workflow.”

The video services offered at the new Stockley Park facility range from content management services such as clipping and editing, subtitling, audio dubbing and titling, storing and archiving of content for easy retrieval to channel playout services to multiple broadcast or online platforms, SES said. Stockley Park will also provide playout services for SES’s European customers and provide redundancy to the company’s Munich facility.

The Stockley Park facility features a 2400 square feet master control room and will act as a primary media centre for all sports originating in Europe. “From Stockley Park, broadcasters and content owners can leverage SES’s robust IP, fiber, terrestrial, and satellite hybrid network infrastructure capable of delivering and receiving multiple, simultaneous feeds. The facility is equipped with high-performance, broadcast-grade equipment to ensure superior quality delivery of all live signals, with the possibility of Ultra HD 4K transmission,” SES said.

“London is a major hub for sports, and we’re excited to host a world-class master control room for live sports and provide signal delivery across Asia, Europe, and the Americas,” said Steve Collar, CEO of SES. “SES delivers over 620 hours of premium sports and live events daily, so we’re heavily immersed in the sports broadcasting world. Creating the Stockley Park facility in London, we can even better serve the needs of our customers, helping them reach more viewers during this critical time as live sports are relaunched coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown.”

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