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SES adds 60 channels for Caribbean

September 14, 2018

By Chris Forrester

Satellite operator SES has contracted extra broadcast capacity for Kiwisat Caribbean, which operates from Saint-Martin in the French West Indies.

SES already supplies some 130 channels for subscribers but the new agreement will see 60 new channels added to the bouquet, of which 50 are in HD.

This brings the new Kiwisat content line-up to about 190 channels, of which about 140 are in HD, with a mix of content in three languages: English, French, and now Spanish. Packages on offer start at $19 a month,

Transmissions are in DVB-S2X (and HEVC) and the broadcaster says this is now the largest HD line-up in the Caribbean region.

Launched in April this year on SES-10, Kiwisat offers the largest HD bouquet in the Caribbean region and is fast-growing in the region. By extending its channel line-up, Kiwisat will be able to offer different targeted TV packages adapted to the islands’ population and main language. With the support of resellers across the Caribbean, this will allow the platform to cater to the various consumers’ needs in the region and reach a wider audience.

‘’With these new channels, we are not only bringing an even wider array of choice than before to viewers, but we are also offering more high picture quality content,’’ said Andrew Wang, CEO of Kiwisat. ‘’With more channels, more reception equipment, and more points of presence in the Caribbean islands, we are on the path to exponential growth, and we are very pleased that our partner SES is accompanying us on this journey.’’

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