SES subsidiary to handle satellite transmission for Eurosport 1HD

SES S.A. (Euronext Paris: SESG) (LuxX: SESG) subsidiary MX1 has signed a multi-year agreement with Discovery Networks Germany to handle technical services and satellite transmission of its Eurosport 1HD channel on HD+, SES´s German HD platform, the company said.

MX1´s services include encoding, uplink and delivery in HD via an ASTRA satellite at 19.2 degrees East. The Eurosport 1HD channel was added to the HD+ package on 1 December 2016, increasing its encrypted HDTV offering to 23 channels, in addition to 35 free-to-air HD channels.

SES operates more than 50 geostationary satellites and, through its subsidiary O3b Networks, 12 medium Earth orbit satellites. Focusing on value-added, end-to-end solutions in four key market verticals (Video, Enterprise, Mobility and Government), SES provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and Internet service providers, and mobile and fixed network operators, as well as business and governmental organizations worldwide.

MX1 is a global media services provider. It offers a full range of content management, delivery and value-added digital media services. Every day, MX1 distributes more than 2,500 TV channels, manages the playout of over 500 channels, delivers syndicated content to more than 120 leading subscription VOD platforms, delivers over 8,000 hours of online video streaming and delivers more than 500 hours of premium sports and live events. The new company has 16 offices worldwide and operates six global state-of-the-art media centres, enabling customers to reach billions of people around the world.