Satnews Daily
December 21st, 2015

SES' AMC-9 Now Affords Mexico's Televisa C-Band Capacity


[Satnews] SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces that Televisa has contracted capacity on SES’s AMC-9 satellite at the orbital position of 83 degrees West.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Televisa will use three C-band transponders to broadcast its premium channels Canal 2, Canal 5 and Canal 9 to millions of homes across Mexico. In addition, Televisa will renew a separate transponder to support a video contribution and bidirectional data networks in Mexico. The premium content on AMC-9, combined with the on-going investment in seeding the cable headends, strengthens SES's existing cable neighborhood on AMC-9 in Mexico.


Artistic rendition of SES' AMC-9 satellite.

The agreement is the latest success in the continuing globalization of SES’s video business. Over the last three years, SES’s technical reach in Latin America has grown to 24 million households, while the number of TV channels broadcast over SES satellites to this region has doubled.

Looking forward, a new satellite, SES-10, will be launched in the second half of next year, which will have 55 transponders on board, of which 27 incremental transponders at the 67 degrees West orbital slot. The satellite will, therefore, support SES’s continued growth in Latin America by capturing additional TV audiences via an improved viewing experience with more choice of channels and higher quality broadcast formats.
 
“SES continues to be a partner of choice for broadcasters and content providers across Latin America and we are pleased to collaborate closely with one of the largest media groups in the region", said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer at SES. "We will provide reliable capacity, trusted expertise and excellent service to Televisa and thank them for their continued confidence."