SES Video inks ‘comprehensive’ Sky Deutschland deal | Satellite | News | Rapid TV News
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Following a multi-year capacity extension deal, leading  pay-TV provider Sky Deutschland is to continue offering subscribers an immersive TV viewing experience via SES satellites.

ses 29sep2017Under the terms of the agreement, Sky Deutschland has renewed seven transponders on SES craft to deliver video content from the prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East. The neighbourhood is home to over 450 German-speaking channels with a direct-to-home reach of 17.5 million TV homes across Germany. The number of channels at this prime position has seen continuous growth and has increased by over 25% since the end of 2012. In addition, the number of HD channels on the SES ASTRA satellites has more than doubled in the same period, with over 160 HDTV channels and six Ultra HD channels on 19.2 degrees East.

“This long-term co-operation with Sky Deutschland highlights that satellite is the key distribution infrastructure for leading pay-TV operators,” said Ferdinand Kayser, CEO at SES Video. “SES Video’s extensive reach and services mean we are well-positioned to enable Sky Deutschland subscribers to experience a full range of high-quality content in Standard, High and Ultra HD. This latest long-term renewal capacity contract is the third agreement we have signed with major pay-TV customers in the last 18 months, and clearly confirms the position of SES Video as the partner of choice for video delivery worldwide.”