Vodafone UK signs sports broadcasting deal

Vodafone UK is to provide fibre connectivity to transmit HD live TV streaming of national and international sporting matches as part of a partnership with sports broadcaster SIS Live.

The move will see Vodafone UK provide a fibre network and microwave links to transmit live from the pitch side back to SIS Live’s broadcast hubs in MediaCityUK and Milton Keynes. In addition, SIS Live will be deploying at least one satellite truck to every venue.

The partnership aims to support growing global demand to stream premier league football and international rugby tournaments in real-time and HD.

“We believe that we are the only UK communications provider to have connected all current premiership grounds and 13 rugby venues around the country in this way and our investment in connecting stadia also means the fibre connectivity installed will be available to SIS LIVE beyond this season’s tournaments. Combining Vodafone’s connectivity expertise and SIS LIVE’s expertise will mean sports fans won’t miss a moment of this season’s events,” said Dave Langhorn, head of large business for Vodafone UK. 

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