SES has announced that Discovery Deutschland, a TV and Digital Media broadcast station based in Germany, has extended its partnership with MX1, SES’s global provider of media services and solutions.
Under the terms of the extension, MX1 will continue to fully manage playout and media asset management tasks for Discovery Deutschland’s SD and HD channels. The channels include TLC, DMAX, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and Shop 300 in Germany, as well as DMAX Austria in SD in Austria. Additionally, the new channel TLC Austria has been distributed over SES’s ASTRA 1N satellite since 1 January 2019 at its prime orbital location of 19.2° East, reaching over 118 million TV homes across Europe.
Discovery Deutschland is using MX1 360, a unified media platform, to manage and deliver all linear and nonlinear content. Once the ready-to-air programme files have been delivered by Discovery, MX1 360 brings together a full range of media services, enabling the broadcaster to manage and deliver their content from a single interface to any broadcast platform.
“Our playout operations are very complex, especially with regards to demanding graphics and commercial requests,” said Alberto Horta, Deputy General Manager, GSA, of Discovery Deutschland. “With MX1, we have a reliable partner that offers the quality and service level we need to ensure smooth playout operations and content management for all of our channels, including the all-new TLC Austria channel in Austria.”
“We are pleased to have gained the trust and continued business of Discovery Deutschland,” said Christoph Mühleib, Managing Director Astra Deutschland and responsible for marketing and sales of Astra and MX1 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. “By choosing us as its service partner and trusting us to deliver the new TLC Austria channel via ASTRA satellite in Austria, Discovery Deutschland provides further validation of the exceptional reach, playout and content management services we provide.”