SES Wins StarTimes DTH Contract for Sub-Saharan Africa
[Via Satellite 07-31-2015] Digital TV operator StarTimes has entered an agreement with SES subsidiary SES Platform Services for Direct-to-Home (DTH) distribution services for subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Under the new multi-year agreement, SES Platform Services will be providing signal turnaround, video processing, and uplinking services for StarTimes’ SD and HD channels.
StarTimes is a Chinese pay-TV company with more than 5 million Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and DTH subscribers across 16 countries in Africa. The company currently provides English-language TV content to viewers across the region from the SES 5 satellite located at 5 degrees east.
“We want TV audiences in Africa to perceive StarTimes as a reliable DTH platform operator broadcasting engaging content at competitive rates to its subscribers. We are confident that SES and SES Platform Services have the space and ground infrastructure and the expertise to help us grow our TV business by delivering a wider range of attractive offerings across the continent,” said Pang Xinxing, group chairman and president of StarTimes.