SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today at CommunicAsia2013 a new multi-year, multi-transponder deal with one of its largest customers in the Philippines, MediaScape Inc, on SES-7 at 108.2 degrees East.
The new capacity expansion will allow MediaScape, through Cignal Digital TV its Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television service provider to further expand its services for the provision of DTH satellite TV in the Philippines. Cignal Digital TV currently offers 22 High Definition (HD) channels and 65 Standard Definition (SD) channels to more than half a million subscribers across the Philippine archipelago.
Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES, said, SES-7 is a powerful satellite for the Philippines, providing comprehensive coverage and high throughput across the Philippine islands. We are happy to be able to provide MediaScape with the additional capacity they need to help them meet the needs of their growing audiences and maintain their leading position in DTH satellite TV in the country.
Annie Naval, MediaScape COO & Managing Director, said, We have seen tremendous growth in subscriber numbers and demand for quality HD content. We are confident that extending our partnership with SES will allow us to maintain our position as the leader in DTH satellite TV in the Philippines by expanding our HD lineup to include a wider variety of premium programmes.