SES New Skies Signs Brazilian Broadcast Deal
[Satellite Today 12-23-08] SES News Skies has signed a new capacity deal with TV Record, a Brazilian broadcaster, the company announced Dec. 23.
TV Record has selected SES New Skies’ NSS-806 and NSS-7 satellites for the distribution of its international and domestic channel line-up.
Under the multi-year agreement, TV Record will also use SES New Skies capacity to launch its first HDTV channel for distribution in Brazil. TV Record has contracted capacity on NSS-806 to broadcast its international channel, Record Internacional, to audiences in North America. The contracted capacity on NSS-7 will be used to distribute several new regional channels as well as its 24 hours news channel (Record News) and its first HDTV channel in Brazil.
“We have chosen SES New Skies as our main video distributor because of the reliability and quality of its services, and its responsiveness in supporting our plans to grow our coverage area as well as our program line-up,” said Reinaldo Gilli, senior director of engineering and operations at TV Record.