Arqiva expands UK DTH with Eutelsat

Arqiva has concluded a long-term contract with Eutelsat for satellite capacity optimised to serve the UK DTH broadcasting market.

Arqiva has booked multiple transponders of capacity commercialised by Eutelsat at the 28.2/5 degrees East video neighbourhood that provides premium reach across the UK and Ireland. The capacity will expand Arqiva’s extensive digital multiplex offering within the UK and Ireland along with broadening the options available to its existing and future customer base.

Barrie Woolston, Commercial Director of Satellite and Media at Arqiva, said the company was dedicated to providing the very best service for its customers. “This new contract with Eutelsat will provide us with long term capacity to further develop the UK Direct-to-Home market.”

Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Chief Commercial Officer at Eutelsat, said the satellite operator was proud to have met the “stringent requirements” of a key player in the UK’s broadcasting market and to pursue new business with Arqiva through the long-term contract.

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