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Bobbles Selects SES and MX1 to Launch TV Platform for Expats in Europe

By | August 10, 2016
      bobbles.tv brings Indonesian TV Channels to Europe

      bobbles.tv brings Indonesian TV Channels to Europe. Photo: Business Wire

      [Via Satellite 08-10-2016] Bobbles.tv, a newly launched pan-European pay-TV platform, has contracted SES capacity and MX1 services to launch a new global TV platform for expats in Europe. The entertainment service for international communities in Europe is launching with seven popular Indonesian channels offering linear content via Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite broadcasting and/or the option for users to watch content at their own time using time-shifting and catch-up features via an Over-the-Top (OTT) platform.

      Under the agreement, bobbles.tv will contract SES and MX1 to provide DTH and OTT back-end services, as well as distribution services via satellites and content delivery networks. MX1 is SES’ newly created media services company that provides content management, delivery and value-added digital media services.

      Astra 5B satellite SES

      Astra 5B satellite. Photo: SES

      Bbobbles.tv will start by launching two content packages — Chinese and Indonesian — via Astra 5B at 19.2 degrees east, and expects to launch more Asian packages for Indian, Korean and Vietnamese communities during the second half of 2016. The company plans to reach the 14 million non-European expats and communities living in Europe, according to Arnold Kulbatzki, CEO of Bobbles. Bobbles.tv is driven by the Hamburg-based company bubbles media.