GlobeCast signs Astra deal for UK and Ireland

SES has signed a new long-term multiple transponder deal with broadcast services provider GlobeCast.

GlobeCast will use the capacity on Astra’s replacement fleet at the 28.2° East orbital location for TV and radio services in the UK and Ireland.

Ferdinand Kayser, chief commercial officer of SES, said: “GlobeCast’s access to customers and our global and flexible satellite fleet are ideal components for the long-standing partnership between SES and GlobeCast in the broadcasting business. GlobeCast already markets SES capacity from multiple orbital positions around the globe, serving a wide range of geographic markets including Continental Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the United States. We are pleased to further develop and enlarge this cooperation.”