Comcast Renews Satellite Agreement with SES

Nov. 13, 2013
SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) announced that Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Wholesale has renewed and expanded key agreements for nearly 650 MHz of C-band capacity to deliver content management and delivery solutions to media companies across North America. As part of the mu...
SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) announced that Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Wholesale has renewed and expanded key agreements for nearly 650 MHz of C-band capacity to deliver content management and delivery solutions to media companies across North America.As part of the multi-year deal, Comcast Wholesale continues to utilize 16 transponders aboard the AMC-18 satellite and one transponder on the AMC-1 spacecraft and has contracted one additional transponder on this spacecraft. The capacity enables Comcast to provide cable programmers, multiple system operators and independent cable operators access to linear and on-demand content distribution solutions, including Comcast's HITS (Headend in the Sky) platform. The Comcast Media Center on-demand programming distribution will be transitioned from AMC-1 to the new SES-3 satellite in 2014.