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SES, Canal+ Sign New Capacity Agreements

By | October 29, 2020
SES' Astra 3B satellite. Photo: SES

SES’ Astra 3B satellite. Photo: SES

Canal+ signed new, long-term satellite capacity agreements with SES, the companies revealed Thursday. These agreements span three orbital positions, serve more than 10 million subscribers, and add more than $268 million (230 million euros) in secured backlog. The contract renewal extends until the end of the decade.

Canal+ will broadcast in Ultra High-, High-, and Standard definition from Astra orbital positions at 19.2 degrees East, 23.5 degrees East, and at 22 degrees West on the SES-4 satellite. These orbital positions cover areas in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, central Europe, and Africa.

“Canal+ is an iconic global company and brand that evokes quality, innovation and outstanding content and is among our longest standing and most valued customers. We are incredibly proud of the trust that Canal+ has placed in SES and it underscores our mutual belief in the power of satellite to broadcast the best content, in the highest definition to the broadest base of subscribers on a global basis. This agreement ensures that we will continue to serve the neighborhoods that we have built together for the next decade and beyond.” said Steve Collar, CEO of SES.