Sky UK has extended their contract with SES for satellite capacity in a new agreement that will add over 90 million euros in secured backlog — this renewal is in addition to capacity already under contract that extends through 2027.
By the close of the renewed contract, Sky UK will have been an SES customer continuously for almost four decades. As part of the contract, SES will deliver Sky UK’s channels in a mix of standard definition (SD), high definition (HD) and ultra-high definition (UHD) from the 28.2/28.5 degrees East orbital slots to the operator’s subscribers across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
28.2/28.5 degrees East is one of SES’s prime TV neighborhoods, reaching 12 million homes in United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
“We’re pleased to continue working with SES, a world leader in satellite provision. SES has been a valued partner to Sky for decades and this agreement represents the latest step in a long and successful relationship,” said Patrick Behar, Chief Business Officer at Sky UK.
“This is a significant, multi-transponder, multi-year renewal founded on SES’s decades of delivering a flawless and immersive TV viewing experience to Sky UK customers. It also underlines the continued and rising importance of satellites in delivering a premium content-viewing experience to end customers virtually everywhere,” said Steve Collar, CEO at SES.