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ABS, MTI to serve Sky Germany with Wimbledon ’18 live coverage

A capacity deal for the Wimbledon Championships 2018 has been signed by ABS and MTI Teleport to deliver video live coverage of the tournament to Sky Deutschland from July.
ABS-3A capacity chosen to deliver the live video coverage.

Global satellite operator, ABS and MTI Teleport Munich have signed a capacity deal for the Wimbledon Championships 2018 to deliver video live coverage of the tournament to Sky Deutschland, the right-holder for the German market.

From July 2, several simultaneous high definition (HD) video feeds from the venue will be carried over the ABS-3A satellite, ensuring a permanent contribution link between the various production facilities in London and Sky Deutschland headquarters in Unterföhring, which lies adjacent to the northeast side of Munich.

Sky Deutschland, the pay-tv operator will have exclusive HD coverage of the tournament, delivering the live broadcast signal of all the matches to the German market via satellite, cable and mobile networks.

ABS-3A satellite distributes live coverage of German football for both public and private broadcasters.

Commenting on the deal, Paolo Pusterla, MD of ABS Europe & the Middle East, said: “ABS-3A again is chosen as the preferred satellite platform to contribute live feeds across Europe for major sporting events. We at ABS are delighted to work with our long-lasting partner MTI to serve the leading pay-tv in Europe, Sky Deutschland, for such an important event.”

Ludwig Schaeffler, CEO MTI emphasised: “Once again we are happy to include ABS into our international sports delivery network, which we optimised for live sports transmissions.”

Alessandro Reitano, Vice President Sports Production, Sky Deutschland added: “ABS-3A has quickly developed to one of our key satellites for the contribution and production of high quality sports events for the region. At Wimbledon we are looking forward to another great event in partnership with MTI and ABS.”