The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement covering high-power transponders at 28 degrees East reinforces Arqiva’s position as a service provider for DTH services in the UK and Ireland.
“This new multi-transponder deal with Eutelsat gives Arqiva and our customers true flexibility for future developments including the growth of HD channels,” said David Crawford, managing director, Satellite and Media at Arqiva.
“Our on-going strategic partnership with Eutelsat reinforces our commitment to providing premium UK DTH satellite capacity and service excellence in the market.”
Michel Azibert, Chief Commercial and Development Officer at Eutelsat, added: “The far-reaching agreement announced today is a new milestone in the longstanding relationship between our two companies. It guarantees Arqiva long-term visibility on its capacity requirements to ensure it can meet demand generated by the solid broadcast dynamic in the UK and the accelerating transition to HDTV.”