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SES Americom Inks Another Transponder Deal

By | June 9, 2004

      Princeton, N.J.-based SES Americom, the U.S.-based satellite-operating unit of SES Global [SESG], reached an agreement with Rainbow DBS, Cablevision System‘s [CVC] satellite TV division, to lease 16 transponders during the next 10 years to augment the capacity of the VOOM satellite TV service.

      VOOM, the trade name of Rainbow DBS’ service, claims to offer more exclusive high-definition television (HDTV) programming than any other cable or satellite provider, and it will lease Ku-band transponders aboard the AMC-6 satellite to deliver even more HD programming to its customers. The agreement, scheduled to start Oct. 1, furthers SES’ plans to turn AMERICOM2Home into the “go to” provider for DTH capacity.

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