SES has signed multi-year capacity agreements totaling more than €75 million in backlog with multiple German private and public broadcasters.
The majority of renewals spans several years and will enable millions of satellite TV households across Germany to watching SD and HD content, reinforcing SES’s position as the leading content connectivity provider.
The renewal deals include both private and public broadcasters, including:
QVC Germany, a live shopping broadcaster, is renewing both SD and HD channels
Seven.One Entertainment Group, the broadcaster’s channel offering continues to be available in SD
Media Broadcast Satellite GmbH (MBS), a provider of global satellite and terrestrial communications services is renewing capacity for SD channels
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), a public broadcaster is renewing its HD offering
HIGH VIEW recently signed an extension with SES and has launched additional channels
SES’s video contract extensions illustrate how both private and public broadcasters are leveraging SES’s satellites at the prime 19.2 degrees East orbital slot to reach more than 17 million satellite TV homes, surpassing other satellite or terrestrial operators in the country.
“The size of deals and length of the contracts highlight that for both private and public broadcasters the most efficient way to reach millions of households and build the biggest audience is through satellite,” said Norbert Holzle, Global Head of Media at SES.