Arqiva has signed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Communications for a new transponder at 28 degrees East.

It becomes the 14th transponder Arqiva holds at the premium UK orbital slot reaching both Sky and Freesat homes.

David Crawford, Managing Director for Satellite and Media, Arqiva, said: Arqivas multi-year agreement with Eutelsat not only supports our continued growth in the satellite market, but it also confirms our long-term commitment to our customers, and to delivering them service excellence at great value.

Michel Azibert, Chief Commercial and Development Officer at Eutelsat, added: We are proud to meet the exact requirements of the largest satellite and media service provider in the UK. The Arqiva team has its finger on the pulse of broadcasting in the UK and we are delighted that our satellite capacity forms an integral part of their response to customers.

Arqiva customers include the BBC, ITV, Turner Broadcasting and Sky.