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ProSiebenSat.1 renews SES deal

ProSiebenSat.1German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has renewed a distribution agreement with satellite operator SES for its free-to-air channels in standard definition via the 19.2° East orbital slot.

SES will provide satellite capacity for the unencrypted transmission of the channels ProSieben, Sat.1, kabel eins, sixx, Sat.1 GOLD, ProSieben Maxx and Kabel Eins Doku, as well as the regional programmes of Sat.1 in Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia. The contract also includes additional technical services from the SES’s subsidiary MX1, a global solution provider of media services.

“In Germany, 46% of TV viewers receive our programmes via satellite – and increasingly also in the best HD quality via the SES platform HD+. With this new agreement, we are ensuring that our free TV stations retain their high reach via satellite. I am therefore pleased to welcome the continuation of our long-term partnership with SES,” said Nicole Agudo Berbel, chief distribution officer and executive vice president digital publishing, ProSiebenSat.1 Media.