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Avanti Communications signs satellite broadcast contract with SIS LIVE

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015

Avanti Communications, leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has signed a contract with SIS LIVE, leading broadcast supplier for major customers in EMEA.

SIS LIVE, the UK’s largest live content distributor, broadcasts over 200 hours of live transmissions worldwide every day. It offers a diverse range of occasional use and fixed connectivity solutions for critical media content. The company will have the capability to use Avanti’s HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2 satellites as part of its satellite product and bandwidth packages.  SIS LIVE manufactures its own range of commercial and military satellite terminals, now approved for use on the Avanti network.

John Bozza, Commercial Director at SIS LIVE, commented: “We deliver high quality and flexible independent satellite mobile broadband and IP connectivity anywhere in the world. With capacity from Avanti’s HYLAS 1 satellite, we can provide our clients with a robust internet connection at short notice and at any location, which makes it perfectly suited for live streaming and on-the-move broadcast.

He continued: “We are delighted to be awarded Avanti Type Approval for use of its Ka-band service via our commercial and military terminals. Each terminal is compact and lightweight for ease of transportation, simple to operate and provides high value throughput – making it a resilient solution for broadcasters around the world.”

Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti Communications, commented: “With flexibility built in from design, Avanti’s fleet of high throughput satellites can service a full range of customer needs. Working alongside the world’s largest broadcasters, we are delivering truly innovative services to this industry.”


SIS LIVE is a leading broadcast connectivity supplier, offering a wide ranging portfolio of products and services. The company operates a comprehensive fibre and satellite network that includes global distribution, streaming services and IP provision and venue connectivity at over 100 different locations. SIS LIVE is the UK’s largest live content distributor, broadcasting over 200 hours of live transmissions worldwide every day supporting multiple contracted and occasional use events. This live content is managed, monitored and distributed via SIS LIVE’s extensive fibre and satellite network, MediaCityUK and Milton Keynes based teleports and dual network operations centres. SIS LIVE also designs and manufactures an innovative, market-leading range of satellite products. Visit:

About Avanti Communications

Avanti connects people wherever they are - in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 150 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to 27 per cent of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek. Avanti is the first mover in high throughput satellite data communications in EMEA. It has rights to orbital slots and Ka-band spectrum that cover an end market of over 1.5bn people. The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates satellites, ground stations, datacentres and a fibre ring. Avanti has a unique Cloud based flexible customer interface that is protected by patented technology. The Group has three satellites in orbit and a further two fully funded satellites under construction. Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN:LSE). Visit:

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Laura Hegarty, Head of PR
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Donna Palumbo, Marketing Manager
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