Sky Deutschland extends deal with SES

Sky Deutschland has extended its multi-year satellite capacity deal with satellite operator SES.

The German arm of Sky has renewed seven transponders at the 19.2° East orbital slot, which is home to over 450 German-speaking channels with a direct-to-home reach of 17.5 million TV homes across Germany.

According to SES, the number of channels at 19.2° East has increased by 25% since the end of 2012, with the number of HD channels on the Astra fleet more than doubling in the same period. There are currently 160 HD channels and six UHD TV channels available from 19.2° East.

“This long-term cooperation with Sky Deutschland highlights that satellite is the key distribution infrastructure for leading pay-TV operators. 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 High Definition,” said Ferdinand Kayser, CEO at SES Video.

“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.”
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