Commercial satellite operator Intelsat has signed a deal with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to provide video carriage of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games to Europe.

The EBU will use C-/Ku-band cross-strap capacity on the Intelsat 706 satellite, located at 50.2 degrees east, to distribute the all high-definition event to its members.

UK EBU members include the BBC, ITV and C4.