TIBA in Argentina uses SES to deliver premium, brand name programming to over 4000 cable TV headends and various DTH networks that serve over 40 million subscribers. The full-service communications provider has extended its agreement with us to use five transponders to cover the rising demand across the whole of Latin America. This will provide extra flexible capacity for the next 20 years. A new satellite, SES-6, is scheduled for launch in 2013 and will provide more capacity all across Latin America and will also add high power Ku-band beams over the region.
TIBA originates feeds to all of Latin America, with highly reliable services from its main teleport. Its operations are fully redundant and tapeless, providing a high level of efficiency and availability.
"Our long-term agreement for significant SES capacity solidifies our ability to continuously deliver on the escalating consumer demand for new channels and HD content throughout Latin America," said Norberto Alvarez Vitale, chief executive officer of TIBA. "Our relationship with SES provides the stability, flexibility and reliability TIBA must have to ensure we meet the distribution needs of worldwide tier one broadcasters in cable television markets across the region."