Read about our streaming service facilities - SIS Live


All of our streaming and IP focused projects are supported by our robust and fully-redundant broadcast infrastructure which is managed and maintained by SIS LIVE’s experienced engineers. At SIS LIVE, we don’t just stream your content and provide broadband on demand, we do this with guaranteed and uncontended Tier 1 Internet Service Provider connectivity.

Our extensive infrastructure comprises of the largest satellite uplink fleet in Europe, two geographically diverse teleports accessing multiple satellites, 500 MHz of permanently leased satellite capacity, two network operations centres and a rapidly expanding fibre network.

With such a comprehensive infrastructure, that has fully resilient and diverse connections between all of our facilities, we have control of your content from beginning of production through to the delivery to your end users.

Here is a brief overview of our facilities:

Streaming Farm

SIS LIVE’s streaming farm based in MediaCityUK utilises the latest generation of streaming encoders installed in a N+1 configuration. This enables broadcast standard quality content to be reliably delivered via our content distribution network (CDN) datacentre in London or to a 3rd party CDN by a diverse, redundant and dedicated fibre to the internet. The streaming farm is managed and monitored by a control server for automated failover and is supported by our network operations centre engineering team 24/7.

In addition to the encoder farm we are able to ingest up to 24 channels of HD-SDI video content from our MediaCityUK teleport, fibre network and satellite antenna farm giving SIS LIVE the flexibility to deliver a class leading innovative streaming service at short notice. The streaming farm has been installed with expansion in mind and is also capable of ingesting IP based content, significantly increasing the number of multi-bitrate/multi-format streams we can offer.

Satellite Uplink Fleet

Satellite Uplink Fleet

SIS LIVE is Europe’s leading supplier of satellite uplinks operating the largest fleet of mobile satellite uplink vehicles in Europe. Our large ‘ad-hoc’ uplink vehicle fleet, based at various sites throughout the UK, gives us the flexibility to reach any location and offer a totally dedicated service. Therefore, no matter where your event is, you can guarantee one of our vehicles can be onsite fast, to suit any size of production, all delivering vision/audio and talkback facilities.

Our HD Production uplink vehicles are suitable for multi camera productions and come with compact production and monitoring facilities – all in a single truck. Our multi camera HD uplink vehicles provide single thread to fully redundant systems, packed with the latest technology and talkback facilities.

In addition, we have a fleet of smaller SD vehicles, ideal for single or multi camera broadcasts. We can supply crews, and our office staff can assist with administrative details such as Ofcom site clearances, access and parking permits and accreditations.

In the UK, we provide fixed digital satellite services to all the major broadcasters — BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Sky News and Sky Sports, delivering everything from breaking news, to major sports events coverage and festival connectivity. We also work with a number of high profile clients to deliver occasional use services, including secure corporate webcasting and live event streaming.

SISCaster® HD Live Broadcasting

SISCaster® HD Live Broadcasting

SISCaster® HD is designed to work as a ‘one-stop’ solution for multi-platform programming, and can be booked for any event. The compact, highly mobile vehicle was designed and built by SIS LIVE to meet the needs of modern producers. It covers live broadcasting, live webcasting into social platforms and mobile content delivery, maximising the audience reach of content providers.

If you’re looking for cost-effective, flexible but high quality multi-platform coverage, SISCaster is the cutting edge solution. It can be purchased as a product, hired on an event-by-event or long-term basis, and is available with or without operational crew. Our in-house engineering team can customise the configuration to suit your precise needs, fully integrating your choice of technology.

SISCaster HD uses the latest self-aligning VSAT satellite technology to offer unlimited streaming at a choice of bit rates to any server required. It can also encode edited clips or the live vision mixer output, using the on-board Windows Media, QuickTime, Real Player, iPhone and Flash encoders with multi-stream capability.

A full range of additional extras including graphics packages are also available.

You can find out more about the SISCaster HD here

Flyaway dishes

Flyaway dishes

If you are working from an isolated location with little or no connectivity, SIS LIVE’s VSAT solutions may work for you. We can provide instant connectivity for fixed network communications, however remote your location. SIS LIVE’s in-house designed VSAT satellite terminals can transmit and receive broadband data, provide secure connections and also provide hi-speed internet access from wherever your event may be.

SIS LIVE designs, develops and manufactures its own award-winning range of portable VSAT satellite terminals, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit every possible need. This helps us deliver exceptional customer service, because who better is there to install and operate your equipment than the company who designed and built it?

Click to find out more about our ManPakT and LoStow VSAT antennas.

Network Operations Centres

Network Operations Centres

Core to our service portfolio are our two network operations centres at MediaCityUK and Milton Keynes. Both manage and monitor our fibre and satellite facilities to ensure all client feeds meet the standards expected when working in a live broadcast environment.

Our experienced engineers utilise network management and control systems to collect and route client feeds between mobile units, satellites, galleries and studios or via central media hubs such as BT Tower in London. They are equally adept at managing pre-planned coverage of major broadcast events, occasional use and temporary networks for clients, and breaking news coverage.

Services include:

  • Full network support
  • Monitoring
  • Management
  • Routing
  • Control of satellite uplinks and fibre circuits
  • Distribution uplink broadcasting 19 permanent DTH services with management of approximately 30,000 subscriber satellite receivers
  • Extensive experience in the management of ‘ad-hoc’ events for major clients
Teleports and Satellite Capacity

Teleports and Satellite Capacity

SIS LIVE has the equipment and facilities to access the global satellite market 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whatever your connectivity requirement, we have it covered as one of the leading providers of satellite facilities and multi-platform content delivery networks in Europe.

Key to this operation are our two teleports, located in Milton Keynes and at MediaCityUK in Manchester, which work alongside our Network Operations Centres to provide reliable and robust network connectivity, 24 hours / 7 days a week.

Support and Base Facilities

SIS LIVE’s dedicated engineers provide expert 24/7 support to guarantee a constant service. From set up to delivery, we can handle everything for you using our network of skilled personnel located all over the UK.

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