The multi-year deal will provide Globecast with the use of more than one transponder on the satellite.
SES will deliver capacity, as well as uplink services from its teleport in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, primarily for FTA channels targeting sub-Saharan countries.
Commenting on the development, Didier Mainard, EVP sales, marketing and communications at Globecast, said: “At Globecast we provide bespoke content management and delivery solutions, helping our customers reach audiences all over the world. This is only possible with reliable partners at all stages of the content delivery chain and we are happy to continue our long-term partnership with SES.
“The African market is experiencing steady growth in content demand, where viewers are looking for better TV experiences. SES’s highly reliable satellites and infrastructure will further help us in catering for this expanding market need.”
Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer at SES, added: “We are pleased to announce the renewal of SES’s agreement with Globecast, as it will enable our long-term partner to provide top quality content delivery services on a pan-African scale.
“SES’s sub-Saharan beam combined with SES’s overall technical capabilities will ensure quality transmission. We are delighted to continue working with Globecast to serve millions of households in Africa.”