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Media Broadcast Satellite renews deal with SES

SESBroadcast services provider Media Broadcast Satellite has renewed a long-term carriage deal with satellite operator SES for capacity at the Astra satellite position at 19.2° East.

Media Broadcast Satellite has taken 26MHz of capacity on the Astra pan-European beam. The company has been operating a satellite broadcasting platform for the German-speaking market on this transponder for more than 20 years.

Media Broadcast Satellite provides services including signal supply, multiplexing, at request also encryption and uplink service from its teleport in Usingen.

“We are pleased to confirm the long-term partnership with SES through the new agreement. We thereby offer national and international customers looking for channel distribution in the German-speaking region a well-established transmission platform with PIDs that have been tuned in for many years within an attractive channel environment. It is perfectly suited for new customers from Europe because of its large reach. We are certain that many TV broadcasters will continue to rely on SD distribution to achieve an efficient combination of reach and distribution costs,” said Christian Fleischhauer, managing director of Media Broadcast Satellite at the contract signing at the Cabsat trade event in Dubai.

Separately, SES has teamed up with rival satellite operator Intelsat to deliver internet services across Africa. Intersat will be providing broadband connectivity to businesses and consumers via SES’s NSS-12 satellite, located at 57° East.

The latest agreement with SES includes a new C-band capacity lease, infrastructure services out of the SES Betzdorf teleport and a renewal of upgraded Ku-band capacity out of the SES Djibouti teleport.