Industry reports show that CANAL+ and SES are expanding their partnership with a long-term agreement that will employ SES uplinking services for CANAL+’s French Pay-TV channel bouquet at 19.2 degrees East.
The new agreement is inclusive of services that will be delivered from two teleports in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, and starting in 2023, Munich, Germany. The deal highlights CANAL+’s subscriber value and how important it is for the organisation to offer its customer base a superior and uninterrupted viewing experience.
SES and CANAL+ have been partners since 1995, and their standing satellite capacity agreement sees SES supplying premium content to more than 10 million CANAL+ subscribers across Europe and Africa. The deal has been expanded and will drive CANAL+ to utilise transponders at three positions: 19.2 degrees East, 22 degrees West, and 23.5 degrees East until the decade’s end.
The Distribution CTO at CANAL+ Group, Philippe Rivas, says, “CANAL+ takes pride in delivering premium content and the best quality video experiences to all our customers and viewers worldwide. Through this expansion of our partnership with SES, our ground services will now reach the widest possible audience most reliably.”
“What SES brings to the table is the most powerful ground and satellite network services that are resilient and the most far-reaching content distribution network globally. We are happy that CANAL+, as one of our longest-standing partners, recognises and continues to put trust in our unmatched capability to broadcast HD, UHD and SD content to its subscribers, said the Executive Vice President of Global Video Sales at SES, Deepak Mathur.