SES Extends Partnership With MediaScape via Multi-Year Capacity Deal
BETZDORF, Luxembourg, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has announced a new
multi-year agreement with one of its largest customers in the Philippines, MediaScape Inc,
to provide additional capacity on the SES-7 satellite at the prime orbital location of
108.2 degrees East. With this capacity expansion MediaScape will utilise transponders on
both SES-7 and NSS-11, satellites that are co-located at the same orbital location.
The additional satellite capacity will initially enable MediaScape to ramp up Cignal
TV’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) offering to 15 High Definition (HD) channels and 51 Standard
Definition (SD) channels, up from 9 HD channels and 37 SD channels in 2011. Cignal, the
largest and fastest growing satellite TV [http://www.onastra.com/2124/en ] provider in the
Philippines, currently serves over 250,000 subscribers across the country.
Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at
SES, said: “SES’ decision to build up the DTH neighbourhood at 108.2 degrees East with
SES-7 and NSS-11 underscores our commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, and further
strengthens our partnership with MediaScape. We are delighted to be able to provide
MediaScape with the capacity they need to help realise their goal of changing the
Philippines’ media landscape by providing households with a full digital experience.”
Annie Naval, COO and Managing Director of Cignal, said: “The new deal will allow us to
grow new TV audiences throughout the Philippines, enabling millions of TV households to
access high quality satellite TV. We are also benefitting from SES’ global expertise in
carrying High Definition TV programmes as we expand Cignal HD’s lineup, which now offers a
wide variety of premium programmes covering sports, lifestyle, kids, history and movies.”
SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 50 geostationary satellites.
The company provides satellite communications [http://www.ses.com/4232583/en ] services to
broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators
and business and governmental organisations worldwide. Satellite footprint maps
[http://www.ses.com/4232618/fleet-coverage ] and a full TV guide
[http://www.onastra.com/2197/whats-on ] can be found on the SES website.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and
excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are
located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite
bandwidth and service requirements.
SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel
in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite
infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under: http://www.ses.com
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