Satnews Daily
September 15th, 2016

Arqiva's Got Game  ... SES Satellite Delivers English Premium Sports To Latin America And Caribbean 


Arqiva has enlisted SES S.A.'s (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) expertise to provide English premium sports content in HD across Latin America and the Caribbean. Arqiva's distribution of the programming will be transmitted from SES's NSS-806 satellite and its C-band transponder. 

Transpoder: C-Band: 34

Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer at SES says, “Elevating the viewing experience to new levels is our shared goal with Arqiva, and we are very pleased that Arqiva has placed its confidence in us for transmitting HD coverage of high quality sports content. With this new agreement, Arqiva will be taking advantage of the excellent coverage and technical capabilities of our NSS-806 satellite.” 

David Crawford, Managing Director for Satellite and Media at Arqiva states, “We are pleased to continue our relationship with SES and use their highly reliable satellites to deliver quality services to our customers. At Arqiva, service excellence lies at the heart of our proposition and we strive to be our customers’ most trusted partner. We are happy to continue bringing the ultimate viewer experience in HD through this new agreement with SES.” 

NSS-806 at 47.5 degrees West is mainly used for Latin American cable broadcasting in C-Band.  The satellite will be replaced by SES-14 in 2017, which will bring augmented capacity to serve growing video neighborhoods in the Americas.