SES SA Signs Contract with Platco Digital
SES SA announced a 15-year contract with Platco Digital, a sister company of the South African independent broadcaster e.tv, to broadcast a new free-to-air service in South Africa, with future plans to expand across Southern Africa. The contract for two transponders, with an option for additional capacity in 2014, will allow the Direct-to-Home (DTH) transmission of a new TV channel platform by Platco Digital to audiences in South Africa’s urban and remote areas. SES SA will provide the satellite capacity on the SES-5 satellite at 5 degrees East which supports customers developing the Digital DTH TV markets in Africa. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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