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SIS Live Supplies Election Uplinks

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Europe's largest outside broadcast (OB) and uplink supplier, provided 70 satellite uplink vehicles to the main UK broadcasters for their coverage of the UK General Election 2010 coverage.
SIS Live uplink vehicles and crew were deployed throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, giving the broadcasters unprecedented coverage of the main electoral battlegrounds. The number of SIS Live’s customers represented the whole array of broadcasting companies, including the BBC, Sky News, ITV, ITN, Five News and GMTV, as well as STV in Scotland, RTE in Ireland and Sky Italia.
David Meynell, Managing Director of SIS Live, said: "The scale of the SIS Live news operation in the UK is quite staggering and we provided approximately 70 live satellite links from across the country utilising our contract and ad-hoc SNG truck fleet, along with a number of IP vehicles operating to our iDirect satellite Hub in Milton Keynes. We also provided the UK broadcast industry with 500 MHz of satellite capacity, some permanently contracted to the BBC, Sky, ITV, ITN and Channel Five, with a significant amount supplied from our large pool of ad-hoc capacity. No other provider in Europe could get anywhere close to the service that we can now provide and it is a testament to the quality of our equipment and the dedication of our staff that SIS Live can offer coverage on such a scale and subsequently receive tremendous feedback from our customers."
Among the 70 uplinks supplied, SIS Live provided contract trucks for ITN, Sky News, ITV and the BBC, part of long-running contracts to supply the broadcasters with live news coverage. Many of these uplinks used SIS Live’s innovative uPod Micro portable uplink system. uPods were also supplied to GMTV and BBC Wales.
Jackie Faulkner, Head of Operations, Sky News, commented: "SIS Live offered us a great service with our contract trucks, additional trucks and double crewing which enabled us to offer the first ever UK election coverage in HD. We brought viewers all the important action and results as they happened from all corners of the UK."
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