TOWERCOM RENEWS ASTRA 3B CAPACITY AT 23.5 DEGREES EAST
Luxembourg, 11 February 2014 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has signed a long-term renewal with Towercom, a Slovakian telecommunications and TV operator, for the use of a transponder on the ASTRA 3B satellite at SES’s 23.5 degrees East orbital position.
Towercom utilizes multiple transponders at 23.5 degrees East, delivering TV services, including HD content distribution, to the Czech and Slovakian markets. Towercom provides capacity to Skylink, the leading satellite TV platform for Slovakia and the Czech Republic, serving more than 2 million customers.
“Our objective is to provide high quality and innovative services to our clients,” said Roman Fischer, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Towercom. “Cooperating with the most reliable satellite provider, SES, helps us to do this and remain a reliable long-term partner for our customers.”
“This agreement illustrates continuity of our partnerships in a highly competitive environment,” said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer of SES. “We are honoured that Towercom is relying on us to deliver best-in-class broadcasting services and look forward to continuing our successful cooperation
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SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 55 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks.
Towercom, Inc. is privately-owned TV and telecommunications operator based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Towercom serves Slovakian and Czech Free-to-Air and encrypted TV channels, mobile phone operators, incumbent and alternative fix telecommunications operators, state authorities, utility providers and other entrerprises. Towercom, Inc. technically supports and closely cooperates with the Skylink TV platform in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. www.towercom.cz/