Satellite operator SES announced that Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, has contracted a C-Band transponder on SES’s satellite for the distribution of premium sports content across Latin America and the Caribbean.
The capacity will be used primarily for distributing English premium sports content in HD to broadcast networks throughout the region, according to a SES press release. NSS-806 is located in the 40.5° West orbital position and is mainly used for Latin American cable broadcasting in C-band. The satellite will be replaced by SES-14 in 2017.
“Elevating the viewing experience to new levels is our shared goal with Arqiva, and we are very pleased that Arqiva has placed its confidence in us for transmitting HD coverage of high quality sports content,” said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer at SES.