SES: MX1 to facilitate satellite transmission for Eurosport 1HD on HD+
Global media services provider MX1, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, has been selected by Discovery Networks Germany to handle technical services and satellite transmission of the Eurosport 1 HD channel for all HD+ subscribers. The multi-year contract was signed by Discovery Networks Germany, Eurosport’s parent company, and MX1. MX1’s services include encoding, uplink and delivery in HD via the ASTRA satellite 19.2 degrees East. The Eurosport 1 HD channel was added to the HD+ package on December 1st, 2016 and ups the number of channels available to 23.
Christoph Mühleib, Vice President Sales and Marketing DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) at SES, said: “We are very pleased to support Discovery Networks Germany in making Eurosport 1HD available for HD+ customers via satellite. Satellite dissemination offers networks such as Discovery a reliable way to reach a large number of eyeballs throughout Germany. MX1 services contribute to channels being able to present their content in the best possible quality and on every screen.”
Alberto Horta, acting CEO and VP Strategy & Commercial Development Discovery Networks Deutschland: “Our viewers want programs rich in content and delivered in top quality. By incorporating Eurosport 1 HD into the HD+ offer we now provide our satellite customers with another channel in our portfolio, thanks to our longtime partner MX1. MX1 is a one-stop shop that offers us a comprehensive range of highly optimised media services as well as unrivalled distribution services for our video content.”