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Sky Deutschland taps SES unit for online service

sky deutschland_eingang_1253x823_02German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has tapped satellite operator SES’s media services arm SES Platform Services to deliver its new Sky Online OTT service.

Sky Online allows Sky viewers to watch a range of channels over the web and via apps. The service initially comprises two packages with non-linear content and 12 linear channels.

SES Platform Services will manage Sky Online’s linear offering, and will be responsible for encoding, packaging and monitoring the channels and implementing parental control measures.

“Sky Deutschland is currently the most dynamic media company in Europe and has emphasised its strength in innovation by launching Sky Online,” said Sophie Lersch, chief sales officer at SES Platform Services. “We are delighted that Sky has decided to rely on our technical expertise and multi-screen encoding services for its latest OTT offer, just as it did for Sky Go.”