SSE Enterprise Telecoms helps SIS LIVE keep its eye on the ball

In what will be seen as good news for football fans, the SSE Enterprise Telecoms team has agreed a three-year partnership with critical broadcast connectivity provider SIS LIVE.

The partnership agreement means Telecoms will continue to provide SIS LIVE with a high capacity connectivity solution to enable them to provide seamless live television coverage. Together, the SIS LIVE and SSE Enterprise Telecoms partnership enables the transmission of over 100,000 hours of live television footage each year.

SSE’s partnership with SIS has helped support its acceleration as one of the fastest growing broadcast providers of critical fibre services, with SIS LIVE growing from 80 live venue broadcast contracts to 150 in just three years. These contracts include all the Premiership football stadiums as well as racecourses, studios and broadcasters.

SIS LIVE has supported some of the UK’s most-watched feeds including 2018’s Royal Wedding, FA Cup, and the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Peak points also occur every weekend when British and international sports broadcasters rely on SIS LIVE to transmit uninterrupted visual data through the use of fibre and satellites.

Colin Sempill, MD, SSE Enterprise Telecoms said: "SSE Enterprise Telecoms views every customer individually. A business such as SIS LIVE has very specific requirements around latency and capacity when supporting the delivery of live television. We understand the pressures and unique needs they have, and work in tandem with their project teams to be entirely transparent from start to finish. We see SIS LIVE as a partner with whom we’re building a lasting relationship to ensure sustained growth and prosperity for both parties.”

David Meynell, MD, SIS LIVE said: “SSE Enterprise Telecoms has become our primary connectivity provider. They're flexible and understand what we're trying to do. It’s a transparent organisation with expertise that helps us take advantage of new technologies and maintain control of our network to ensure continued growth. We’re looking forward to continued momentum as our partnership goes from strength to strength.”