Arqiva ups Eutelsat capacity for UK DTH broadcasting

Arqiva-SNG-G20-1-04-09-5231_SArqiva has signed a multi-year deal with Eutelsat Communications for a fourteenth transponder at the 28° East video neighbourhood, to serve the UK direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting market.

The communications infrastructure and media services company said that its strong portfolio of capacity at the UK’s premium neighbourhood – combined with encryption, multiplexing and uplinking services – make it a key partner for channels seeking to engage with Sky and Freesat homes.

The new capacity deal will expand Arqiva’s  digital multiplex offering and broaden the options available to new and existing customers.

“Arqiva’s multi-year agreement with Eutelsat not only supports our continued growth in the satellite market, but it also confirms our long-term commitment to our customers, and to delivering them service excellence at great value,” said David Crawford, managing director for satellite and media, Arqiva.

Michel Azibert, chief commercial and development officer at Eutelsat, added:”We are proud to meet the exact requirements of the largest satellite and media service provider in the UK. The Arqiva team has its finger on the pulse of broadcasting in the UK and we are delighted that our satellite capacity forms an integral part of their response to customers.”

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