The new agreement includes services delivered from two teleports in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, and starting in 2023, Munich, Germany.
The current satellite capacity agreement between SES and Canal+ sees SES satellites delivering premium content to more than 10 million subscribers across Europe and Africa until the end of the decade. SES and Canal+ have been partners since 1995, with the French company utilising transponders at three orbital positions: 19.2 degrees East, 23.5 degrees East and 22 degrees West.
Commenting on the agreement, Philippe Rivas, distribution CTO at Canal+ Group, said: “At Canal+, we take pride in delivering prime content and the best quality video experiences to our subscribers around the world. By expanding our partnership with SES into ground services, we ensure that we reach the widest possible audience in the most reliable way”.
Deepak Mathur, executive VP of global video sales at SES, added: “The combination of SES’s ground and satellite network services provide the most powerful, most resilient and the most far-reaching content distribution network in the world. We’re delighted that one of our longest-standing partners, Canal+, has continued to put trust in our unmatched capability to broadcast SD, HD and UHD content to their subscribers”.