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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.

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