SIS Live has signed an agreement with Sky Sports News to provide satellite capacity for its newsgathering operations.

Sky Sports will make use of the satellite bandwidth for its live coverage of weekend football matches, which are transmitted by SIS Live SNG vehicles.

The four-year contract is for 73MHz of capacity on the Eutelsat E16A.

Sky Sports head of operations James Clement said: “It is difficult to predict what the future will hold for live sports and sports news, but we have confidence that SIS can deliver whatever we might need.”