Media Broadcast signs capacity deal at Astra 23.5 degrees East

by Staff Reporter | October 8th, 2013

Service provider Media Broadcast has announced the conclusion of a comprehensive capacity agreement for satellite distribution of three HD and three SD programmes (25Mbit/s) for Filmbox International. The agreement encompasses the distribution of the programmes FightBOX HD, DocuBOX HD, EROX HD, FashionBOX SD, 360TuneBOX SD and EROXXX SD over Media Broadcast transponder capacity via its DVB-S2 platform on Astra 23.5 degrees East (frequency 11.934 V). These broadcasts address the Pay TV platform Sky Link as well as cable households in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The multi-year agreement includes an option for extension by an additional year. Beyond satellite distribution, Media Broadcast will also provide encryption as well as Simulcrypt for Sky Link via its Usingen Teleport, the multiplexing and uplink of the signals to the Media Broadcast DVB-S2 platform on Astra 23.5 degrees East.

“The comprehensive capacity agreement is an impressive confirmation of our strategic decision to build a dedicated DVB-S2 platform specifically for dynamic and high-demand markets in Eastern Europe”, explains Ute Haimerl, Director of the Business Unit Satellite at Media Broadcast with regard to conclusion of the agreement.

Jan Lange, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Member of the Executive Management Board at Media Broadcast adds: “As a full service provider, we offer our partners all platform services including signal routing, processing and uplinking, all from one source. We are particularly pleased to count with Filmbox a further important VOD player in the European market among our customers.”

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