Brazil: SES, MultTV capacity agreement

SES and MultTV have announced a multi-year capacity agreement which will enable MultTV’s ISP customers to deliver TV content to their Internet subscribers via IP. MultTV, a Brazilian communications company that specialises in providing video services to smaller regional Internet Service Providers, will use C-band capacity on SES-6 to transmit a mix of approximately 60 SD and HD channels to its ISP customers, who will in turn distribute the content to their subscribers.

The partnership will allow MultTV’s ISP customers to enhance the offer to their subscribers by adding TV content to their broadband services. All TV signals will be transmitted from a headend in the sky to all MultTV customers, reducing infrastructure costs. In addition, the partnership will streamline service availability, as subscribers will only need a new set top box.

“This contract is unique and very important for the Brazilian market, as it will provide a headend in the sky that will bring a video package to MultiTV’s customers in the entire country, including remote areas,” said Jurandir Pitsch, Vice President Sales Latin America and Caribbean of SES Video. “With this project, MultTV will be able to provide a broader service to its customers by offering new entertainment and connectivity packages.”

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