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October 21st, 2019

New SatBroadcasting™ Partnership Includes SES Video, Nex Parabola and Surya Citra Media

Football fans in Indonesia are now able to watch their favorite European teams compete in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and UEFA Europa League (UEF) live on TV screens in HD format due to a new partnership formed by media group Surya Citra Media (SCM), satellite DTH TV provider Nex Parabola and satellite operator SES.

SCM has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for the 2019/20 football seasons of UCL and UEL which will be delivered to Nex Parabola customers via the SES-9 satellite, SES has announced.

The two European football channels will be packaged together with exclusive content from SCM Group. These new channels include Citra Cinema, Citra Drama Plus, Citra Muslim and Citra Dangdut, providing a variety of lifestyle, entertainment and religious content for Nex Parabola customers.

Artistic rendition of the SES-9 satellite.

SES-9 is co-located at 108.2 degrees East orbital position with SES-7 and provides prime coverage over all 17,000 islands in Indonesia, as well as locations in South Asia, Northeast Asia, Australia and the Middle East. The 108.2 degrees East neighborhood is targeted for video services and ensures extensive coverage over all corners of the country for SES-9. This, coupled with SES-9’s high-powered wide beam design, makes the satellite ideal for local broadcast services.

Junus Koswara, President Director of Nex Parabola, said that having recently secured the exclusive broadcast rights for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in Indonesia, the company wants to bring the best European football entertainment to as many fans as possible through the firm's subsidiary Nex Parabola and satellite partner SES. With SES-9, the reach is extended and an unparalleled viewing experience in premium HD format to audiences can now be delivered across the country, whether they are watching the games on their home TVs or at the neighborhood warung.

Yew Weng Soo, VP, Sales & Market Development, Asia Pacific of SES Video, added that the partnership with Nex Parabola is testament to the company's satellite fleet’s capabilities of delivering prime international content to viewers around the globe in the best quality possible, wherever they are. SES Video is pleased to help Nex Parabola expand their audience reach using satellite in the most cost-effective manner, and remain committed to delivering satellite services for broadcasters, content providers and companies across the country.