SES, MultiTV Partner to Deliver Pay-TV to ISP Subscribers
SES and MultiTV announced a multi-year capacity agreement which will enable MultiTV’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) customers to deliver TV content to their subscribers via Internet Protocol (IP). MultiTV, a Brazilian communications company that specializes in providing video services to smaller regional ISPs, will use C-band capacity on SES 6 to transmit a mix of approximately 60 Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels to its ISP customers, which will in turn distribute the content to their subscribers.
The partnership will allow MultiTV’s ISP customers to enhance the offer to their subscribers by adding TV content to their broadband services. According to MultiTV, all TV signals will be transmitted from a headend in the sky to all of its customers, reducing infrastructure costs. In addition, the partnership will streamline service availability, as subscribers will only need a new set top box.
In order to provide the content to its customers, MultiTV relies on NeoTV, a Brazilian association that brings together small and medium-sized pay-TV operators and supports its associates by negotiating access to TV content for them. As one of NeoTV’s associates, MultiTV benefits from the content packages negotiated by the association with content owners, which enables the company to bring content to its customers in a more cost-efficient way.
“We expect that within a year, 150 of our ISP customers will be using SES 6 to transmit pay-TV content to their subscribers,” said Osmir Petrini, associate director at MultiTV.