SES World Skies has announced a new capacity deal with Brazil’s John Paul II Foundation to deliver more Canção Nova TV channels into more regions of the world.
Under the ten-year, multi-million-dollar agreement, Canção Nova TV is using 23 MHz of C-band capacity on SES World Skies’ NSS-806 satellite to distribute Catholic faith-based programming to millions of viewers across Latin America, North America and Europe.
Much of Canção Nova TV’s entertainment, news and religious content is produced in the town of Cachoeira Paulista in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, where it is uplinked in a variety of languages to cable and satellite system subscribers.
Canção Nova TV content distribution will automatically transition from NSS-806 to SES-6 when the new SES-6 spacecraft is launched and commercially available in the 319.5 degrees East orbital slot. Scheduled to launch in 2013, SES-6 will offer enhanced coverage and capacity in North America and Latin America.