Arqiva Selects Eutelsat Satellite Capacity to Expand DTH Broadcasting in the UK
LONDON & PARIS --(Business Wire)--
Arqiva, the leading communications infrastructure company in the UK, announced today that it has concluded a long-term contract with Eutelsat (News - Alert) Communications (Paris:ETL) for satellite capacity optimised to serve the UK DTH (Direct-to-Home) broadcasting market.
Arqiva has booked multiple transponders of capacity commercialised by Eutelsat at the 28.2/5 degrees East video neighbourhood that provides premium reach across the UK and Ireland. The capacity will expand Arqiva's (News - Alert) extensive digital multiplex offering within the UK and Ireland along with broadening the options available to its existing and future customer base.
Barrie Woolston, Commercial Director of Satellite and Media at Arqiva, said: "Arqiva is dedicated to providing the very best service for our customers. This new contract with Eutelsat will provide us with long term capacity to further develop the UK Direct-to-Home market."
Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Chief Commercial Officer at Eutelsat, added: "We are proud to have met the stringent requirements of a key player in the UK's broadcasting market and to pursue new business with Arqiva through this long-term contract. The British TV market is a pace-setter in terms of innovation, creativity and quality. We are delighted that our resources and expertise have been selected to contribute to this vibrant and constantly expanding ecosystem."
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