SES, a Luxembourgish satellite and terrestrial telecommunications network provider supplying video and data connectivity worldwide to broadcasters is entering into a new capacity agreement with French premium television channel, Canal+.
The new agreement will see Canal+ working on long-term satellite capacity agreements with SES, both companies revealed on Thursday. The agreements will cover three orbital positions, serve more than 10 million subscribers, and add more than USD268 million in secured backlog. The contract renewal extends until the end of the decade.
Stemming from this new agreement, 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.
Speaking on the development, the CEO of SES, Steve Collar, mentioned that “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 neighbourhoods that we have built together for the next decade and beyond.”