IBC 2015: Arqiva takes another Eutelsat transponder



| 13 September 2015

To serve better DTH broadcasting in its home market, infrastructure and media services company Arqiva has signed a multi-year commitment with Eutelsat Communications for a 14th transponder at the 28° East video neighbourhood.

Arqiva sees its portfolio of capacity at the UK’s premium neighbourhood, combined with encryption, multiplexing and uplinking services, as enabling it to be positioned as a key partner for channels seeking to engage with Sky and Freesat homes. The additional capacity will expand Arqiva’s existing digital multiplex offering and broaden the options available to its existing and future customer base.

“[The] 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,” commented David Crawford, Arqiva’s managing director for satellite and media.

Added Michel Azibert, chief commercial and development officer at Eutelsat: “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.”