September 20, 2013 08.08 Europe/London By Robert Briel

SES has signed a new long-term multiple transponder contract with Arqiva to serve its TV and radio customers in the UK and Ireland.
With its fleet positioned at 28.2 degrees East, SES has served more than 12 million satellite households in the UK and Ireland at year-end 2012.
“Our investment in the complete renewal of our fleet at the 28.2 degrees neighbourhood and our access to additional frequencies at this neighbourhood, give Arqiva an ideal base to serve its wide range of broadcasting clients and to address large audiences in the UK and Ireland,” said Ferdinand Kayser, CCO, SES.
“This new contract underlines the attractiveness of our satellite offering for the UK and Irish market and is a strong component of our long-standing partnership with our valued customer Arqiva.”
Barrie Woolston, commercial director, satellite and media for Arqiva, said of the agreement, “Arqiva is dedicated to providing the very best service for our customers and this requires a global and flexible satellite solution. This new contract with SES will provide us the capacity to achieve this.”