Wilfried Urner has been appointed, with immediate effect, as the new CEO of MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will commence the relocation of the playout and uplink for its transponders on the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East) from Munich to Milan tonight.
Christoph Mühleib will become the new managing director of Astra Deutschland on January 1, 2017.
SES has announced the successful completion of the merger of RR Media, a provider of global digital media services, with its wholly-owned subsidiary, SES Platform Services. The merged company will operate as MX1.
SES Platform Services will continue to provide content management and playout services for the pay-tv channels of Fox Networks Group Germany.
SES Platform Services will demo Fluid MAM, which combines high-quality services for the processing and distribution of all media content with a secure and managed media archive in its private cloud.
SES Platform Services has strengthened its partnership with K-Net, an ICT and Telecoms platform services company based in Ghana, to create a joint venture.
Wolfgang Elsäßer, managing director of Astra Deutschland, will terminate his 12-year career at the satellite operator on May 1, 2016.
German entertainment channel Family TV will launch on Astra (19.2° East) on May 1, 2016.
Indian media company Zee Entertainment Enterprises will distribute its German free-to-air channel Zee One on Astra (19.2° East).