SIS Live Provides Sky Sports With UHD Backhaul for UK Premier League

After months of collaboration, SIS LIVE will provide UHD fibre contribution links for UK’s Sky Sports Ultra HD coverage of the English Premier League football competition.

From the start of the 2016-17 Premier League football season on 13 August, SIS LIVE will utilise its Anylive fibre network to deliver Ultra HD pictures for 124 games covered by UK Sports channels, Sky Sports.

By utilising the SIS LIVE fibre infrastructure, the managed fibre connection — up to 850 Mb/s — will connect every Premier League ground to SIS LIVE’s network operation centres in MediaCityUK, Manchester  and Milton Keynes in central England, in addition to Sky Sports studios in London. The service includes HD reverse vision feeds, as well as providing Sky Sports with network control on match days, by installing Net Insight’s Nimbra Touch and Switch technology at Sky Sports studios.

SIS LIVE’s technical teams have collaborated with Sky Sports for several months, testing the technology to transmit high resolution 4K pictures (which quadruple the number of pixels in a full HD picture) via its extensive fibre network.

“We are very confident Sky Sports Ultra HD coverage will prove to be compelling viewing for Premier League fans looking for comprehensive match coverage with stunning picture quality.”
— David Meynell, managing director, SIS LIVE

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