Jörn Krieger | 29-08-2013
SES Platform Services has won an international tender by Turner Broadcasting System to provide playout for Boomerang, Cartoon Network, glitz, TNT Film and TNT Serie for the German-speaking market from November 2013.
The channels will be broadcast in standard resolution and in high definition from SES Platform Services' uplink and playout centre in Unterföhring near Munich. The two companies have also agreed to cooperate in the Benelux region, beginning with SES Platform Services broadcasting Cartoon Network from February 2014.
The second aspect of the collaboration will see SES Platform Services providing playout for Turner content on the video-on-demand (VOD) and catch-up services of Turner's distribution partners in the Benelux region and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In November 2013, SES Platform Services will also begin digitalising Turner content and converting it into the required formats for digital distribution.