May 28, 2015
The operator offered 330 hours of capacity via satellite Hispasat 1D's European connectivity
Spanish telecommunications satellite operator HISPASAT provided the equivalent of 330 hours of occasional use over satellite Hispasat 1D's European connectivity, during the Spanish regional and municipal elections held this 24 May. This figure, contracted for the most part by providers Telefónica Broadcast Services and Overon, took up nearly all of the company's available capacity for occasional use over this connectivity.
This contracted capacity enabled the communications media to meet their direct connectivity needs, setting up a vast number of connections across Spain so that audiences could get all the election night news first-hand.
In addition to Europe-Europe connectivity (including North Africa and Israel), HISPASAT's satellite fleet also offers occasional use services over the Americas-Americas, Americas-Europe and Europe-Americas connectivities. With its privileged orbital positions at 30º West, 55.5º W and 61º West, HISPASAT can bridge the Atlantic in a single hop.
About HISPASAT Group
HISPASAT Group is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. The Group is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.