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SES media services subsidiary and global solutions provider MX1 has agreed a new service agreement extension with German pay-TV firm Sky Deutschland.
MX1 Sky Playout Centre 18June2019
The deal aims to see the German broadcaster’s customers receive perfect audio and video signals under any conditions. In particular, the scope of MX1’s contingency service will be expanded to include Sky Deutschland's over-the-top (OTT) signals as well as its main broadcast signal. It includes content management, playout, and uplink services for the main signal, as well as encoding and distribution for OTT delivery.

MX1’s Broadcast Centre will simultaneously receive all essential data and video transmission material from Sky Deutschland’s main channels. As part of a business continuity strategy, MX1 assures that after any event that impacts Sky Deutschland's media centre, the broadcast or OTT signal will be rapidly restored via MX1’s Broadcasting Centre in Unterföhring, Germany.

“Big players such as Sky need a reliable partner that can assure service continuity in case an unforeseen external catastrophe impacts their own infrastructure,” said Christoph Mühleib, managing director, Astra Deutschland, responsible for marketing and sales of Astra and MX1 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. “I'm proud to say that in such an event MX1 can guarantee to jump in and take over all contracted services on the same day.”