[Satnews] The History Channel (Germany) GmbH & Co. KG and SES Platform Services GmbH have expanded their partnership covering the distribution of payTV channel A&E on the Sky Deutschland platform, extending the contract for encoding, multiplexing, uplink and satellite capacity by several years—additionally, both channels rely on SES Platform Services’ content management and playout services FluidMAM and FluidPLAY.
FluidMAM will store all of The History Channel Germany’s content from crime, family and lifestyle shows on A&E to historical documentaries for HISTORY. The intuitive web-based content management application allows companies to digitally manage their videos and metadata easily and conveniently and send them to Video on-Demand (VoD) platforms worldwide. Additionally, the FluidPLAY playout solution is used for the playout and enables the use of animated logos and a range of graphics, as well as improved audio processing so that both channels can be offered to viewers in Dolby 5.1.
Christoph Mühleib, Vice President Sales Europe at SES Platform Services, said, “With The History Channel Germany, we have a very agile customer which can use our innovative product range to effectively implement a non-linear or linear multi-platform strategy for its attractive content.”