Brazilian communications company MultTV has signed a capacity agreement with SES that will allow regional Internet service providers (ISPs) to offer pay TV content to IP subscriber homes.
MultTV, a company that specializes in providing video services to smaller regional ISPs, will use C-band capacity on SES-6 to transmit a mix of approximately 60 SD and HD channels to its ISP customers, who will in turn distribute the content to their subscribers.
All TV signals will be transmitted from a “headend in the sky” to all MultTV customers, reducing infrastructure costs, SES said in a press release.
The agreement includes the participation of NeoTV, a Brazilian association which brings together small and medium size Pay TV operators. As one of NeoTV’s associates, MultTV benefits from the content packages negotiated by the association with content owners, which enables the company to bring content to its customers in a cost-efficient way.
“We expect that within a year, 150 of our ISP customers will be use SES-6 to transmit pay-TV content to their subscribers,” said Osmir Petrini, Associate Director at MultTV.
Jurandir Pitsch, Vice President Sales Latin America and Caribbean of SES Video, commented: “This contract is unique and very important for the Brazilian market, as it will provide a headend in the sky that will bring a video package to MultiTV’s customers in the entire country, including remote areas”.