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The History Channel Germany Extends Partnership with SES Platform Services

By | March 21, 2016
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      [Via Satellite 03-21-2016] SES Platform Services and The History Channel Germany have expanded their partnership covering the distribution of pay-TV channel A&E on the Sky Deutschland platform, extending the contract for encoding, multiplexing, uplink and satellite capacity by several years. Additionally both channels will continue to rely on SES Platform Services’ content management and playout services FluidMAM and FluidPLAY.

      FluidMAM will store all of The History Channel Germany’s content from crime, family and lifestyle shows on A&E to historical documentaries for History. The Web-based content management application allows companies to effectively digitally manage their videos and metadata, and send them to Video on-Demand (VoD) platforms worldwide. Additionally, the FluidPLAY solution is used for the playout and enables the use of animated logos and a range of graphics, as well as improved audio processing so that both channels can be offered to viewers in Dolby 5.1.