Satnews Daily
February 16th, 2012

SES + MLNA... Capacity Contract To Drive DTH (SatBroadcasting™)

The AMC-4 satellite, artistic impression.
[SatNews] SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has announced that....

....Media Networks Latin America (MNLA) has signed a long-term capacity deal to expand its payTV service across Central America and the Caribbean. Under the milestone partnership, MNLA, a unit of Telefonica Digital, has secured multiple transponders on SES’ AMC-4 satellite in order to launch a new DTH wholesale payTV service reaching new audiences with a combined lineup of international and regional SD and HD channels.

The SES spacecraft AMC-4, strategically located at 67 degrees West, allows MNLA to meet the DTH demand in Central America and the Caribbean as well as other future growth markets with its existing ground infrastructure, including its teleport in Lima, Peru. AMC-4 was deployed in 2010 and provides expansion capacity in Latin America for a broad range of applications, such as rural telecommunications, VSAT networks, e-learning, payTV and mobile broadband. With the relocation of AMC-3 to 67 degrees West at the end of February, SES is further strengthening and complementing its coverage and offering from this orbital position.