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Football fans across the 17,000-island archipelago that makes up Indonesia can now watch UEFA Champions League (UCL) and UEFA Europa League (UEF) live on TV screens in high-definition (HD) format due to a new partnership formed by Surya Citra Media (SCM), DTH provider Nex Parabola and satellite operator SES.
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SCM has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for the 2019/20 football seasons of UCL and UEL which will be delivered to Nex Parabola customers via the SES-9 satellite. The two European football channels will be packaged together with exclusive content from SCM Group. These new channels include Citra Cinema, Citra Drama Plus, Citra Muslim and Citra Dangdut, providing a variety of lifestyle, entertainment and religious content for Nex Parabola customers.

SES-9 is co-located at 108.2 degrees East orbital position with SES-7 and provides coverage over all 17,000 islands in Indonesia, as well as locations in South Asia, Northeast Asia, Australia and the Middle East. The 108.2 degrees East neighbourhood is targeted for video services and ensures coverage over all corners of the country for SES-9.

“Having recently secured the exclusive broadcast rights for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in Indonesia, we want to bring the best European football entertainment to as many fans as possible through our subsidiary Nex Parabola and satellite partner SES,” said Junus Koswara, president director of Nex Parabola. “With SES-9, we are able to maximise our reach and deliver an unparalleled viewing experience in premium HD format to audiences across the country, whether they are watching us on their home TVs or at the neighbourhood warung.”

“Our partnership with Nex Parabola is testament to our satellite fleet’s capabilities of delivering prime international content to viewers around the globe in the best quality possible, wherever they are,” added Yew Weng Soo, vice president, sales and market development, Asia Pacific of SES Video. “We are pleased to help Nex Parabola expand their audience reach using satellite in the most cost-effective manner, and remain committed to delivering satellite services for broadcasters, content providers and companies across the country.”