Arqiva secures SES capacity
September 20, 2013
By Chris Forrester
UK communications infrastructure and media services company Arqiva has signed fresh “long term, multiple transponder” capacity contracts with SES. The frequencies were previously held by Eutelsat, and the switch comes about because of the legal victory achieved by SES and announced September 16th. This fresh capacity agreement secures transmission for Arqiva’s many customers beaming channels into the UK.
“Our investment in the complete renewal of our fleet at the 28.2 degrees neighbourhood and our access to additional frequencies at this neighbourhood, give Arqiva an ideal base to serve its wide range of broadcasting clients and to address large audiences in the UK and Ireland,” said Ferdinand Kayser, CCO at SES. “This new contract underlines the attractiveness of our satellite offering for the UK and Irish market and is a strong component of our long-standing partnership with our valued customer Arqiva.”
Barrie Woolston, Commercial Director, Satellite and Media for Arqiva said of the agreement, “Arqiva is dedicated to providing the very best service for our customers and this requires a global and flexible satellite solution. This new contract with SES will provide us the capacity to achieve this.”