Media Broadcast to distribute Filmbox package via Astra

Jörn Krieger | 08-10-2013

German technical services provider Media Broadcast has concluded a capacity agreement with pay-TV operator Filmbox International for satellite distribution of three high definition (HD) channels and three standard definition (SD) channels (25Mbit/s).

The multi-year agreement covers the distribution of FightBox HD, DocuBox HD, Erox HD, FashionBox SD, 360TuneBox SD and Eroxxx SD over Media Broadcast's transponder capacity on its DVB-S2 platform on Astra (23.5° East) on the frequency 11.934 GHz V. The transmissions address both pay-TV platform SkyLink and cable operators in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In addition to satellite distribution, Media Broadcast will also provide encryption and a simulcrypt solution for SkyLink via its teleport in Usingen near Frankfurt as well as multiplexing and uplinking of the signals to its DVB-S2 platform on Astra.

"The comprehensive capacity agreement is an impressive confirmation of our strategic decision to build a dedicated DVB-S2 platform specifically for dynamic and high-demand markets in Eastern Europe," Ute Haimerl, director of the business unit satellite at Media Broadcast, said in Bonn. "As a full service provider, we offer our partners all platform services including signal routing, processing and uplinking - all from one source."