The History Channel Germany and SES Platform Services have expanded their partnership covering the distribution of pay-TV channel A&E on the Sky Deutschland platform.
The technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES and the broadcaster are extending the contract for encoding, multiplexing, uplink and satellite capacity by several years.
A&E and sister channel History also rely on SES Platform Services’ content management and playout services FluidMAM and FluidPLAY.
FluidMAM will store all of The History Channel Germany’s content from crime, family and lifestyle shows on A&E to historical documentaries for History. The web-based content management application allows the broadcaster to digitally manage its videos and metadata and send them to video-on-demand (VOD) platforms worldwide.
Additionally, the FluidPLAY playout solution is used for the playout and enables the use of animated logos and a range of graphics as well as improved audio processing so that both channels can be offered to viewers in Dolby 5.1.