Discovery extends SES deal for TELE 5
February 21, 2022
By Chris Forrester
Discovery Deutschland has extended its existing partnership with SES, securing long-term satellite capacity for the distribution of its movie channel TELE 5 HD on the SES’s prime TV neighbourhood at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East.
The channel continues to be available free-to-air in standard definition and in high definition on HD+, SES’s German media platform.
As part of the HD+ channel bouquet, TELE 5 HD presents a wide range of fiction and sci-fi programmes to its viewers in high definition. The TV station airs films from around the world, cult classics and comedic in-house productions.
“We have a lot of plans for TELE 5 HD this year,” says Alberto Horta, Channel Manager of TELE 5 and VP/Commercial at Discovery Deutschland. “We continue to grow our library of content including our sci-fi offering like the beloved Star Trek series, but we also aim to gradually expand TELE 5 HD with other programmes such as documentaries. Together with SES and their ASTRA satellites, we have a strong partner who can offer us a reliable way to reach maximum audiences.”
“For many years, we have enjoyed a strong and trusting partnership with Discovery Deutschland. TELE 5 HD channel has been one of the HD pioneers 10 years ago and continues to entertain movie or series enthusiasts to this day. It is of utmost importance for us to continue brining those high-quality experiences to the dedicated viewers of this iconic channel,” said Christoph Mühleib, MD/ASTRA Deutschland, part of SES.