A multi-year agreement with Discovery Networks Germany (Eurosport's parent company) has been signed by MX1, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG).
MS1 will handle technical services and satellite transmission of the Eurosport 1HD channel on HD+, SES’s German HD platform. MX1’s services include encoding, uplink and delivery in HD via an ASTRA satellite at 19.2 degrees East. The Eurosport 1HD channel was added to the HD+ package on December 1, 2016, increasing its encrypted HDTV offering to 23 channels, in addition to 35 free-to-air HD channels.
According to Christoph Mühleib, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) at SES, satellite dissemination offers networks such as Discovery a reliable way to reach a large number of eyeballs throughout Germany. MX1 services contribute to broadcasters being able to present their content in the best possible quality and on every screen.