SES announced today that it has signed a new long-term multiple transponder contract with GlobeCast. The capacity on Astra’s future replacement fleet at the 28.2 degrees East neighbourhood will be used by GlobeCast to serve its wide range of television and radio clients seeking to address the UK and Ireland.
With its fleet of Astra satellites co-positioned at the orbital slot 28.2 degrees East and a very attractive neighbourhood at that slot, SES served more than 12 million satellite households in the UK and Ireland at year-end 2011, according to the annual SES Satellite Monitor. The detailed reach figures will be published by SES on 27 March.
Francis Rolland, CEO of GlobeCast UK, said: “Providing broadcasters across the world with access to the best platforms is one of GlobeCast’s key missions. This new capacity with SES allows us to do just that in the UK and Ireland, ensuring that GlobeCast will be able to provide prime distribution, including to the Sky and Freesat platforms, for years to come.”