The new partnership will contract SES capacity, SES PS’s and K-Net’s services, and aim to bring content to the homes of millions of viewers by strengthening the DTH platform and also providing DTT services via SES’s prime orbital position at 28.2 degrees East.
The joint venture will use SES’s satellite capacity, K-Net’s highly-efficient teleport services and SES PS’s video platform services. This partnership will offer a unified bouquet of free-to-air (FTA) and free-to-view (FTV) channels, from all over West Africa, as well as some popular international channels, to millions of viewers in the region.
The partnership will ensure that consumers, especially in Ghana where 98% SES Satellite Monitor Survey Results for Ghana year-end 2014 of satellite households are serviced by SES satellites, receive newer and higher quality viewing formats and also have access to connected services when they become available.
Wilfried Urner, CEO of SES Platform Services, said, “We are proud to be K-NET’s partner of choice. We are at the forefront of the provision of FTA and FTV channels in the sub region and driving further DTH penetration in various West African countries. The partnership will further accelerate the globalisation of SES’s video business, increase our channel growth and establish us as a world-leading next generation video and media service provider.”
Richard Hlomador, Chairman of K-Net added, “We have worked with SES since 2001 and are pleased to be able to extend our partnership with SES Platform Services. We have built a robust DTH platform, and delivering content in consistently high-quality is a top priority for us. This makes SES Platform Services the ideal partner of choice.”