Satellite operator SES has renewed its multi-year capacity deal with Sky UK.
The signature will come as a relief to Luxembourg following the launches of the Comcast company’s Sky Glass internet TV product and the upcoming Sky ‘puck’, both of which eliminate the need for satellite reception.
“We have a strong, long-term partnership with SES and are pleased to extend that further with this agreement. Satellite delivery has been the foundation of our TV business and it will continue to play an important role in our future,” said Patrick Behar, Chief Business Officer at Sky.
Sky’s renewal for “multiple transponder contracts” secures an additional contract backlog of approximately €84 million. This is in addition to the €90 million worth of capacity signed last year. Between them the two contracts include capacity to be renewed in 2028.
“Having been partners with Sky UK for almost four decades, this new multi-year, multi-transponder renewal underscores the importance of satellite in delivering premium viewing experiences amid the evolving TV landscape,” said Steve Collar, CEO of SES.
Sky broadcasts from the SES neighbourhood at 28 degrees East with channels in standard definition, high definition, and ultra-high definition.