SES Video to Feed TV Signals to Uzbekistan's First Digital Terrestrial Multiplex

State Unitary Enterprise “Centre of Radio Communication, Broadcasting and Television” (SUE CRRT) of the Republic of Uzbekistan will rely on SES Video for the upcoming launch of its first DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) multiplex, using NSS-12 at 57 degrees East to transmit TV signals to all head-ends of its DTT network, the company said.

Under the multi-year agreement announced by SES, SUE CRRT, which is Uzbekistan´s sole operator of analogue and terrestrial TV distribution, has contracted satellite capacity to deliver a minimum of 12 free-to-air TV channels in standard definition and four radio channels from the Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan to all DTT head-ends throughout the country.

“SUE CRRT already entrusted SES with the carriage of state TV and radio channels for DTH and cable contribution two years ago, and this new contract clearly underscores SES´s position as the satellite provider of choice for Central Asia, more particularly the Republic of Uzbekistan,” said Norbert Hölzle, Senior Vice President, Commercial Europe at SES Video.

SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks.

The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and Internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions. SES´s portfolio includes ASTRA, O3b and MX1, a media service provider that offers a full suite of innovative digital video and media services. SES is listed on the Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange (ticker: SESG). Further information available at: www.ses.com