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Aiming to maintain its ability to transmit a full line-up of services to the British and Irish markets, UK broadcaster Channel 4 has extended its satellite capacity agreement with SES for direct-to-home broadcast services.
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Under the multi-year extension agreement, Channel 4 will renew capacity on SES’s ASTRA 2E and 2G satellites from the 28.2/28.5 degrees East orbital position.

“We have been relying on SES’s services for 20 years and are very pleased to extend our partnership,” said Channel 4 chief operating officer Keith Underwood. “This is an important element in our strategy to enable high quality, reliable broadcast entertainment for our viewers across the UK and Ireland.”

"We are committed to supporting Channel 4’s DTH strategy and business in the UK and Ireland for the long term,” added SES Video chief executive officer Ferdinand Kayser. “The orbital position of 28.2/28.5 degrees East is our prime neighbourhood to provide programming to this key market area, where we serve over 19 million TV homes in the UK and Ireland. We are delighted to continue delivering Channel 4’s content from this location.”