MUMBAI: SES - a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 54 geostationary satellites - today announced a renewal of its contract with Sony Entertainment Television (SET) Asia.
The new agreement will enable SET Asia to reach out to its subscribers in the UK and Ireland at SES' prime orbital arc of 28.2/28.5 degrees East, as well as distribute its platform to affiliates across Europe.
The satellite operator serves almost 13 million satellite households across the UK and Ireland from its constellation of four satellites positioned at the orbital arc of 28.2/28.5. The company is in the process of a full fleet renewal at the prime orbital location: ASTRA 2F was launched September 2012 while ASTRA 2E was recently launched successfully on 30 September 2013. ASTRA 2G will be launched in Q1 2014.
SES chief commercial officer Ferdinand Kayser says: “We are delighted that SET Asia has chosen SES to continue to deliver their premium service at the orbital arc of 28.2/28.5 degrees East. This long-term partnership shows SET Asia's confidence in our ability to provide leading edge technologies that will ensure seamless delivery of their service to subscribers.”
“Our prime service, SET Asia, has been on ASTRA satellites since 1999,” says SET Asia executive VP Neeraj Arora. “We have found the reliability and coverage offered by SES to be exemplary and we are very pleased to have renewed our contract.”