Eutelsat and Euro1080 Ink Partnership

Eutelsat Communications and Euro1080 announced the signature of a new partnership designed to further enrich the content of Eutelsat's 3D channel which is broadcast across Europe by the EUROBIRD 9A satellite. In this exclusive agreement, Euro1080 together with its TV production company Alfacam, a pioneer in HD production and broadcasting, will bring to the 3D channel their extensive experience of production and recording in 3D of sports events and concerts, as well as their technical resources. They will also bring a unique directory of over 100 hours of 3D content including football, tennis, boxing, cricket, documentaries and concerts.

Alfacam initiated its 3D strategy in 2007, and since the end of 2009 has deployed a new outside broadcast mobile facility (OB43) for live high-end 3D recordings of sports events. The company's pace of 3D productions is accelerating, with over 20 hours of new content produced over the past two weeks, including the Emir Cup football championship in Doha (Qatar).

Source: Eutelsat