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Globecast Renews SES 5 Capacity and Uplink Services for Africa

By Veronica Magan | September 9, 2016
The SES 5 satellite Photo: SSL

The SES 5 satellite
Photo: SSL

[Via Satellite 09-09-2016] SES announced the renewal of a long-term agreement with Globecast for capacity on SES 5 at 5 degrees east. The multi-year agreement will provide Globecast with the use of more than one transponder on the SES satellite. SES will deliver capacity as well as uplink services from the SES teleport in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, primarily for Free-to-Air (FTA) channels targeting sub-Saharan countries.

“The African market is experiencing steady growth in content demand, where viewers are looking for better TV experiences,” said Didier Mainard, EVP of sales, marketing and communications at Globecast. “At Globecast we provide bespoke content management and delivery solutions, helping our customers reach audiences all over the world.”