Sky UK renews capacity deal with SES

Sky and satellite operator SES have agreed a renewed capacity deal across the UK and Ireland.

The pay TV operator has extended multiple transponder contracts with SES, securing an additional contract backlog of approximately €84 million, with contracts running up to the end of 2028. 

This latest announcement builds on the €90 million capacity agreement signed between the two companies in 2021.

Sky UK will continue to leverage the Ku-band capacity at SES’s prime neighbourhood at 28.2/28.5 degrees East to deliver TV channels in SD, HD and UHD. The neighbourhood reaches more than 18 million TV homes in the UK and Ireland.

Patrick Behar, chief business officer at Sky, said: “We have a strong, long-term partnership with SES and are pleased to extend that further with this agreement. Satellite delivery has been the foundation of our TV business and it will continue to play an important role in our future.”

Steve Collar, CEO of SES, said: “Having been partners with Sky UK for almost four decades, this new multi-year, multi-transponder renewal underscores the importance of satellite in delivering premium viewing experiences amid the evolving TV landscape. 

“As Europe’s leading media and entertainment company, Sky remains the thought-leader in our industry and we are excited to continue to support Sky in their mission to deliver the very best content at the highest levels of quality and reliability, reaching millions of subscribers sustainably and cost effectively.”

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