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On July 12th I photographed an event for SIS Live at MediaCityUK. You can read the full press release for the launch here, this is a snippet:

10th July 2012

SIS LIVE announces the launch of its brand new teleport facility at MediaCityUK in Salford. It is the largest broadcast teleport ever built in the north of the UK and confirms the company’s position as the leading provider of satellite facilities in Europe.

This state of the art facility includes nine satellite dishes; two 3.8m, two 4.8m, two 6.3m, two 8.1m and one 9m, plus a handful of smaller dishes.  The new teleport is located on Trafford Wharfside, close to the new Coronation Street facility. Making use of optimised viewing angles of at least 45°East to 45°West, and via careful placement and separation, the dishes are able to see most satellites in use in the UK.

David Meynell, managing director, SIS LIVE says, “The new teleport enables us to offer existing and new customers enhanced services, as well as providing MediaCityUK with direct access to the global satellite market. MediaCityUK will be at the centre of UK broadcasting for many years to come, and the location of our teleport also gives us an enormous visual impact, already generating significant interest in our service offerings.”

The event took place in a  large-scale gazebo, it was orantely decorated, featured a brilliant tribute band, a sketch artist, great food, great drinks and great people (of course). The main attraction at the event, however, were the large scale dishes being “officially” launched across a disused dock at Trafford Wharf. They featured promiently as the backdrop to a spectacular fireworks event at the tail-end of the evening.

Thank you to Donna Palumbo and all the staff present of SIS Live.

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