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06/06/2017

SIS LIVE Chosen For UK Election Coverage

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A total of 26 'ad-hoc' SNG vehicles from SIS LIVE are to be despatched for a number of UK broadcasters for live coverage of the UK General Election later this week.

Starting from early May through to post-election results and analysis, two SIS LIVE SNG vehicles on longer term hire have been providing redundant satellite uplink services for election coverage. In addition, 24 trucks have been booked on election day itself. These will be crewed by an equal number of mobile satellite communications engineers, plus a few extras for double crewing.

SIS LIVE has an ongoing contract to supply 18 contracted SNG uplink trucks for regional news broadcasters and these will be used throughout the elections.

For the live coverage, the company will provide ad-hoc satellite capacity of over 100MHz plus and additional 55MHz for contracted news customers. SIS LIVE's network operations team will be on hand to ensure all feeds are managed and monitored.

David Meynell, Managing Director, SIS LIVE, said: "We have been making detailed plans and finalising schedules since the Prime Minister announced on 18 April that she was calling a General Election. Important, often historic events require responsiveness and resilience, not only by the participants in the election activities but by the news media covering those activities. The speed and unpredictability of live events is what makes them so thrilling to watch, and challenging to report on, so the last thing you want is unpredictable connectivity."

"The fact that so many broadcasters have entrusted us with their SNG requirements for such a critical event is testament to the confidence we have earned with our comprehensive satellite infrastructure, talented engineers and efficient operations teams," added Meynell.

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