SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES, division of SES S.A., has announced the launch of six MTV Networks HD channels in MPEG-4 on the HD-PRIME distribution platform as well as the delivery of 136 HD channels via SES platforms, worldwide.
The HD-PRIME launch of Nickelodeon HD, MTV HD, VH1 HD, COMEDY CENTRAL HD, Spike TV HD and CMT HD requires two transponders on the AMC-10 and AMC-11 satellites. This brings SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES total count of HD channels to 67 in number. Sister firm SES ASTRA broadcasts 69 HD channels over five satellites. SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES operates the go-to HDTV platform across North America. HD-PRIME is home to dozens of HD leaders, including Discovery HD Theater, Showtime HD, Food Network HD, and the heart of the MTV Networks' HD lineup. SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES is the newly combined SES division bringing together SES AMERICOM, the leading supplier of satellite services in the U.S., with the strategic global satellite services of SES NEW SKIES.