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Global media solutions provider Globecast has extended its partnership with SES for the premium TV distribution services it provides to Orange Romania using the satellite operator’s capacity.

GlobecastOraangeRom 8Jan2018Orange Romania’s premium TV offer was launched in June 2013 with the support of SES, using the ASTRA 5B satellite at 31.5 degrees East to deliver HDTV channels via the smallest dish in the Romanian market. The Orange TV offer in Romania is said to have grown exponentially since its launch and now boasts 98% pay-TV coverage in a country with and five operating DTH platforms.

Globecast currently manages the contribution, encryption and encoding for the entire TV package, as well as signal transport to the uplink facilities for ASTRA 5B. Under the terms of the multi-year contract extension, Globecast will lease several transponders on the ASTRA 5B craft to serve the Romanian telco, which uses the capacity to broadcast 112 channels, 52 of which are in HD, using the DVB-S2 and MPEG-4 technical standards.

“We’ve worked extensively with SES and this is another example of the benefits of this partnership for our customers. In such a competitive market, quality of service is an essential factor in determining success, and we are pleased to extend this specific part of the relationship,” said Biliana Pumpalovic, general director of Globecast in Moscow.

“This extension agreement highlights the role of satellite as vital infrastructure for telecommunications operators to deliver television packages to their subscribers,” added Martin Ornass-Kubacki, vice president and chief regional officer, at SES Video. “We have been supporting Orange Romania for its DTH service since the beginning, not only from a technical point of view but also in the area of marketing, to promote their offer to the entire country. We are very pleased to continue working with such an innovative partner and enable them to deliver high quality service to their consumers.”

“Our customers’ experience is at the forefront of all the services we supply to our customers, be it the most extensive 4G network in the country or the content that we provide access to. We are proud to bring Orange Love convergent packs to all households by offering satellite television in addition to our fibre offer. The extension of the partnership with Globecast and SES fits right in with this strategy,” commented Yves Martin, chief marketing officer at Orange Romania