Sky Deutschland and MX1 expand collaboration

SES subsidiary and global solutions provider of media services MX1 has announced that Sky Deutschland has agreed to a new service agreement extension with the company. The agreement will see the scope of MX1’s contingency service expanded to include Sky Deutschland’s OTT signals as well as its main broadcasts. The MX1 Broadcast Centre will simultaneously […]

Discovery Deutschland adds HGTV to channel lineup

MX1, a global solutions provider of media services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, announced today that Discovery Deutschland will use its managed media and distribution services to deliver an eighth German channel, HOME & GARDEN TV (HGTV), which will be available to viewers from 6 June 2019. Discovery Deutschland operates seven of its German […]

MX1 and Minerva join forces on turnkey OTT solution

Media services solution provider MX1 has unveiled a partnership with online video platform Minerva Networks to offer turnkey, subscription-based and ad-funded OTT video services. According to the partners, the integration of Minerva’s platform with MX1’s content management services and global delivery infrastructure will enable media companies, broadcasters, mobile service providers, ISPs, and PayTV operators to […]

Travelxp 4K taps MX1 for HD+ German launch

4K UHD travel and lifestyle channel Travelxp 4k has tapped SES-owned media services provider MX1 to transmit its programmes on German HD platform HD+. MX1 will manage the playout and satellite uplink for the channel, which will be delivered via an Astra satellite at 19.2° East. The 4K and HDR channel will initially be available […]

QVC launches UHD TV channel in Germany

Home shopping channel QVC is launching in Ultra HD in Germany, becoming the seventh UHD TV channel in the German market. Under a new 10-year agreement with satellite operator SES, QVC will utilise additional capacity for its upgrade to UHD and use SES’s subsidiary MX1 for encoding of its content in the HEVC format and […]

SES’s Urner succeeds Cohen as MX1 chief

SES has named Wilfried Urner as the new CEO of its media service unit MX1, replacing Avi Cohen. SES said that Cohen, who joined MX1 predecessor company RR Media in 2012 and supported the merger of that outfit with SES Platform Services, had decided to leave the company. Unrner led SES Platform Services for many […]

SES revenues boosted by RR Media acquisition and HDTV migration

Satellite operator SES’s video revenues for 2016 were boosted by the acquisition of RR Media and its merger with SES Platform Services to create MX1 last year, along , with reported video segment sales growing 4.7% to reach €1.399 billion. The number of HD channels delivered by SES grew by 7.2% to 2,495, with UHD […]

Discovery taps MX1 as Eurosport1 HD joins HD+

Discovery Networks Germany has turned to SES’s media services unit MX1 to handle technical services and satellite transmission of the Eurosport 1HD channel on HD+, SES’s German HD platform. MX1’s services include encoding, uplink and delivery in HD via the Astra satellite platform at 19.2° East. The Eurosport 1 HD channel was added to the […]

SES Platform Services and RR Media become MX1

SES has completed its merger of SES Platform Services and RR Media to create a new combined company called MX1. MX1 will use the capabilities and infrastructure of SES Platform Services (SES PS) and RR Media to offer a full suite of digital video and media services. MX1 will offer continuity and enhanced services to […]