German technical services provider MX1 has been chosen by German free-to-air channel eoTV to handle all content management, playout, uplink and distribution services via satellite.
Astra satellite operator SES and German research institute Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI will jointly broadcast a 10K x 2K panorama video signal live via satellite for interactive presentation on Ultra HD TV sets and VR glasses at IBC.
TV5Monde has signed a long-term distribution contract with SES to broadcast three FTA channels to French-speaking and Francophile viewers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Viasat Ukraine has signed a multi-year agreement with SES for distribution of its services on Astra 4A.
SES has selected Arianespace to launch its high-power, high-throughput satellite SES-17 on an Ariane 5 in 2021 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
SES has announced a change of launch vehicles and launch slots for its SES-12 and SES-14 satellites.
MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, will distribute all 16 Bavarian local TV channels in HD quality on Astra (19.2° East) from October 1, 2017.
In a last minute agreement, German DTH platform HD+ will broadcast the 45 Bundesliga games Eurosport will show live from the upcoming season on Astra (19.2° East) for German satellite households.
SES saw a significant improvement in its like-for-like video revenues between the first and second quarters.
With an additional nine TV operators joining SES’s Ultra HD trials, a total of 30 US pay0TV providers are now testing SES’s 4K content delivery platform across their distribution networks.