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August 7th, 2017

SES - HD+ SatBroadcasting Offering Enhanced With Addition Of Discovery Networks Germany

HD+ subscribers will now be able to enjoy exclusive live football matches as well as Tennis Grand Slams, Cycling highlights and MotoGP, thanks to the extended offer of HD+ following a partnership with Discovery Networks Germany, which is Eurosport’s parent company.

Under this new agreement, SES’s German HD media platform HD+ is delivering a ‘Eurosport package’ offer which includes access to the new sports channel Eurosport 2 HD Xtra and the Eurosport Player on any device. The Eurosport 1HD channel was added to the HD+ portfolio in 2016.

HD+ exceeded the two million subscribers landmark at the close of 2016, with a 15 percent year-on-year increase. The regular HD+ channel package is comprised of 23 encrypted HD channels of the largest commercial broadcasters in Germany.

According to Georges Agnes, the COO at HD PLUS, the success HD+ has enjoyed in 2016 illustrates that content in HD, and especially sports content, matters to TV viewers,. This new cooperation with Discovery Networks and Eurosport is key for the positioning of HD+ as this is the first time customers have been offered exclusive content in addition to the free-to-air (FTA) portfolio. This new pay-TV package is available to households already enjoying HD+ and is an ideal addition for Sky customers who want to be able to see all the Bundesliga games live. Based on the firm's possible technical reach of nearly 18 million households in Germany at 19.2 degrees East, HD PLUS is the leading HD supplier via satellite and the ideal partner to distribute sports content to fans across the country.