December 19, 2017
All Media Baltics’ Pay TV subscribers will be able to enjoy the broadcaster’s channel package in HD quality, including its original premium TV channels, at 5 degrees East, following a multi-year capacity agreement announced by SES.
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All Media Baltics to Deliver Top-quality TV Reception via SES Video
Under the agreement, All Media Baltics will use several transponders of satellite capacity on ASTRA 4A to distribute its five original channels and its pay TV channel package to the Baltics, which includes movies, entertainment, and sports.
All Media Baltics was created in October 2017 after Providence Equity Partners acquired all of the media and Pay TV companies of Modern Times Group in the Baltics, which was already relying on SES for delivery of its TV package at 5 degrees East. With this agreement, All Media Baltics ensures continuity for audiences and leverages the wide reach of SES’s prime orbital position over the Nordic and Baltic region: SES reaches 1.73 million TV homes in the Baltics at that slot, representing 65% of all TV homes in the market.
“Not only do we provide premium DTH services, but we are also in the best position to bring high definition content to TV households in the Baltics, as we serve 78% of HDTV homes in the region via our satellites,” said Håkan Sjödin, Vice President, Sales Nordic, Baltic and Eastern Europe at SES Video. “We are very pleased to support All Media Baltics with its DTH needs in high definition and we look forward to helping them continue to grow.”
“TV entertainment requires high quality content and also reliable broadcasting services in order to satisfy our viewers,” said Arvils Kupris, COO All Media Baltics. “SES has a track record of providing top-quality broadcasting services. We are confident that the company will help us continue entertaining our audience in the best possible way and to ensure premium quality services.”
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SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions. SES’s portfolio includes ASTRA, O3b and MX1, a leading media service provider that offers a full suite of innovative digital video and media services. SES is listed on the Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange (ticker: SESG). Further information available at: www.ses.com
About All Media Baltics
On 18th October 2017 Providence Equity Partners (PEP) has acquired MTG Free-TV, Pay -TV, digital and radio businesses in Baltic region. Company continues to operate as All Media Baltics. AM Baltics brands are: TV channels TV3, LNT, TV6, Kanāls 2, 3+, TV8, radio channels Star FM, Radio Volna and Power Hit Radio, largest AVOD video portals TVplay and TV3play, news and entertainment portals Skaties.lv, Uudised.ee and TV3.lt, as well largest video content platform in the Baltics Viaplay, satellite Pay TV provider Viasat and SmartAD.