SES, Arqiva Distribute Premium Sports Content to Latin America and Caribbean
SES announced that Arqiva, one of the leading communications infrastructure and media services company, has contracted a C-Band transponder on SES’s NSS-806 satellite for the distribution of premium sports content across Latin America and the Caribbean.
The capacity will be used primarily for distributing English premium sports content in HD to broadcast networks throughout the region.
“Elevating the viewing experience to new levels is our shared goal with Arqiva, and we are very pleased that Arqiva has placed its confidence in us for transmitting HD coverage of high quality sports content,” says Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer at SES. “With this new agreement, Arqiva will be taking advantage of the excellent coverage and technical capabilities of our NSS-806 satellite.”
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with SES and use their highly reliable satellites to deliver quality services to our customers,” says David Crawford, Managing Director for Satellite and Media at Arqiva. “At Arqiva, service excellence lies at the heart of our proposition and we strive to be our customers’ most trusted partner. We are happy to continue bringing the ultimate viewer experience in HD through this new agreement with SES.”
NSS-806 at 47.5 degrees West is mainly used for Latin American cable broadcasting in C-Band.
The satellite will be replaced by SES-14 in 2017, which will bring augmented capacity to serve growing video neighborhoods in the Americas.