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Media Broadcast Satellite, a specialist in broadcast satellite services, and satellite operator SES will continue their partnership. Both companies have renewed a long-term agreement for the usage of transponder capacity on Astra 19.2° East, the premium satellite position in the German-speaking region. This was announced by both companies today at the beginning of trade fair CABSAT 2017.
The agreement covers the whole capacity on frequency 12.633 GHz horizontal. The bandwidth amounts to 26 MHz on the pan-European beam. Media Broadcast Satellite has been operating a satellite broadcasting platform for the German-speaking market on this transponder for more than 20 years. With the renewal, the company can continue to secure maximum reach in the coverage area for a large number of broadcasters in future.
The renewal of the agreement marks an important move setting the course for its portfolio in the area of broadcast satellite services. “We are pleased to confirm the long-term partnership with SES through the new agreement. We thereby offer national and international customers looking for channel distribution in the German-speaking region a well-established transmission platform with PIDs that have been tuned in for many years within an attractive channel environment. It is perfectly suited for new customers from Europe because of its large reach. We are certain that many TV broadcasters will continue to rely on SD distribution to achieve an efficient combination of reach and distribution costs,” said Christian Fleischhauer, Managing Director of Media Broadcast Satellite GmbH, at the occasion of the contract signing.
As a full-service provider, Media Broadcast Satellite offers channel providers comprehensive services for transmission on the satellite platform. In addition to different playout systems, this also contains, for example, signal supply, multiplexing, at request also encryption, uplink services and more. 24/7/365 signal surveillance is conducted by Media Broadcast Satellite’s Nework Operation Center (NOC) on the premises of the teleport in Usingen. The teleport is part of the independent top 5 in Europe and, with more than 60 powerful Ku-, K- and C-band antennas, one of the world’s largest teleports.