SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced at CommunicAsia2013 that global Taiwanese communications provider Teleport Access Services (TAS) has renewed capacity with SES to deliver a variety of TV programmes and live coverage of breaking news throughout Taiwan via SES' NSS-11 satellite located at 108.2 degrees East.
TAS, a longstanding SES customer and the largest distributor of cable channels to cable headends in Taiwan, will use the capacity to broadcast TV content and provide satellite news gathering (SNG) services across the island.
Michael Kuo, President of TAS, said: "Taiwan is one of the most competitive media landscapes in Asia, with a high TV penetration rate and audiences that are accustomed to receiving breaking news immediately. Having been able to rely on SES for the past four years, we chose to extend our partnership and continue to utilise NSS-11 at this prime orbital location covering Taiwan. We are delighted to be able to leverage SES's expertise to broadcast more channels to meet our growing business needs."
"We are pleased that TAS has decided to renew the capacity with SES, as this reinforces the great reach of NSS-11 at 108.2 degrees East. As the leading satellite operator in Asia-Pacific, carrying the most number of DTH channels and reaching the largest number of DTH subscribers, we are thrilled to support TAS in delivering some of the best news and entertainment television to cable headends across the island," said Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES.