Avanti Communications signs contract with content delivery company

25 May 2016 |

Satellite operator Avanti Communications has signed a long-term connectivity contract with content delivery company Sematron.

The partnership will allow Sematron to gain access to dedicated capacity across Avanti’s HYLAS fleet of satellites, in turn enabling the company to provide an unnamed UK broadcaster with high-speed Ka-band satellite news gathering facilities, such as outside broadcast vehicles across the country. Based in the UK, Sematron specialises in IP connectivity, video broadcast and distribution.   

“To support one of Britain’s biggest news organisations, we require a world class satellite service that provides agility, reliability and high quality. Using the Avanti satellite fleet, we can offer our customers a fully resilient solution that provides peace of mind as they operate across the UK,” said John O’Brien, managing director of Sematron. 

David Williams, CEO of Avanti, said: “It is a major breakthrough for Sematron and Ka-band satellite technology to become mainstream in outside broadcasting. We look forward to continuing this strong, long term working relationship,” said David Williams, CEO of Avanti.