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Turner chooses SES Platform Services

Turner Broadcasting System has selected SES Platform Services to broadcast five channels in SD and HD. The agreement will also cover playout of on-demand and catch-up services.

From November, SES Platform Services will provide playout for Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Glitz, TNT Film and TNT Serie for the German-speaking market. The two companies have also agreed to cooperate in the Benelux region, beginning with SES Platform Services broadcasting the Cartoon Network from February 2014.

SES Platform Services will also provide playout for the on-demand and catch-up services operated by Turner’s distribution partners in the Benelux region and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

From November 2013, SES Platform Services will also begin digitising Turner content and converting it into the necessary formats for digital distribution.

“In SES Platform Services, we have found an experienced partner to transmit our channels. The state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure provided by SES in Munich has enabled us to optimise our work processes and provide our platform partners with even better service,” said Matthias Heinze, vice-president of commercial, PR and marketing for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux region, central and eastern Europe and Russia at Turner Broadcasting System.