Televisionsklub and SES Extend Partnership for TV Distribution of Satelio
German-speaking viewers in sub-Saharan Africa will be able to continue watching TV channels via ASTRA 4A at 5 degrees East
Luxembourg 25 November 2020 – Satellite TV viewers across sub-Saharan Africa will be able to continue watching German TV channels offered by Satelio in Namibia and Deukom in South Africa announced the TV platform operator and SES, the leading global content connectivity solutions provider. Satelio and Deukom are operated by Deutscher Televisionsklub Betriebs GmbH and broadcasted via SES's key orbital position at 5 degrees East.
Along with a five-year extension, Televisionsklub will upgrade to a full transponder on ASTRA 4A to serve its customers across Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Namibia and South Africa. This renewal and expansion of capacity on ASTRA 4A will enable the platform to offer more HD channels and entertaining content for their audience.
“This renewal and expansion of capacity deal is proof of our satisfaction with the service that SES has been providing. In the last five years, we have seen how they have allowed us to reliably expand our reach to more TV audiences across Africa. As we continue to grow our business with better quality and high-definition content, we look towards working with SES to grow our TV viewership at 5 degrees East,” said Damir Krilcic, CEO at Televisionsklub.
The original five-year term contract with SES was signed in 2015, and “This new multi-year contract with Televisionsklub confirms their trust in us as a strong, reliable partner, and we are delighted to support them so that they can continue to focus on delivering an outstanding service to its German-speaking community in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Clint Brown, VP, Sales and Market Development SES Video Africa. “Satellite continues to play an important role for TV distribution in Africa as it’s the most cost-effective way to reach the masses.”
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SES has a bold vision to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As the leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’s video network carries over 8,300 channels and has an unparalleled reach of 367 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG). Further information is available at: www.ses.com
Deutscher Televisionsklub Betriebs GmbH (Televisionsklub) operates DTH-platforms in Africa and Europe and offers a wide range of professional video services to B2B customers across the world.
In Africa Televisionsklub provides subscription-based premium TV content to a German speaking audience via satellite and OTT with it’s subsidiaries Satelio in Namibia (www.satelio.tv) and Deukom in South Africa (www.deukom.co.za) and a Free-to-air platform enabling broadcasters to reach millions of satellite households in the region. In addition, Televisionsklub offers content aggregation, processing and distribution services as well as solutions for subscriber management and content protection. Most recently Televisionsklub launched Kabelio (www.kabelio.ch), a DTH-Platform targeting the Swiss market. For more information please visit www.televisionsklub.de.