MX1 Brings Sky Sport News HD Free-to-Air Channel via Satellite

SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) subsidiary MX1 will assist pay TV provider Sky in taking its first steps into free-to-air TV in Germany and Austria, by introducing Sky Sport News to audiences in these two markets, the company said.

In addition, Sky has contracted additional SES satellite capacity to also broadcast the channel in standard definition (SD). This provides Sky with access to more than 20 million households in Germany and Austria through ASTRA satellites.

Global media services provider MX1 delivers the technical services, including uplink, signal encoding, and the transmission via ASTRA 19.2° East.

SES operates more than 50 geostationary satellites (GEO) and, through its subsidiary O3b Networks, 12 medium Earth orbit satellites (MEO).

MX1 works with leading media businesses to transform content into the ultimate viewer experience for a global audience.