This summer millions of viewers will be captivated by three of the biggest sports events on the planet. With EURO 2016 well underway, the Tour de France and the Olympics soon to begin we can reflect on how these massive events benefits from space technology. Worldwide broadcast made possible by satellites and ground infrastructure. The use of satellites for broadcast used to be expensive but with improvements in technology smaller events can now also benefit from satellite broadcast. The technological improvements allow for higher bandwidth signals improving on quality and in the future hold the promise of a more immersive television experience..