Satellite operator, SES has announced the renewal of a long-term agreement with Globecast, a global media solutions provider to deliver uplink services for free-to-air TV channels targeting sub-Saharan countries.
Under the multi-year agreement, Globecast will use capacity on SES-5 at 5 degrees East that will use more than one transponder on the SES satellite, and deliver capacity as well as uplink services from the SES teleport in Betzdorf, Luxembourg,
Didier Mainard, EVP Sales, Marketing and Communications at Globecast says the African market is experiencing steady growth in content demand, where viewers are looking for better TV experiences. SES’s highly reliable satellites and infrastructure will further help us in catering for this expanding market need.”
Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer at SES also says that “SES’s Sub-Saharan beam combined with SES’s overall technical capabilities will ensure quality transmission. We are delighted to continue working with Globecast to serve millions of households in Africa.”