Arqiva channel contribution deal with EchoStar
October 26, 2010
Arqiva has reached an agreement with EchoStar Broadcasting , a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, to extend its long-term contract for global contribution. The multi-year deal consists of full-time delivery of more than 30 international channels from Europe and Asia to EchoStar’s teleports in Cheyenne, WY and Gilbert, AZ.
The EchoStar contribution deal includes full-time downlinks of the 30-plus channels as well as operation of a multiplex system at Arqiva’s Chalfont (UK) Teleport. The signal is then sent by fibre to EchoStar’s teleports. In addition, Asia-region downlinks are delivered directly to Cheyenne via Arqiva’s fiber network in the US.