SES ASTRA, an SES company (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Italian network operator Tivuitalia for capacity on its 31.5 degrees East orbital position.
Online PR News – 01-February-2011 – – SES ASTRA will also provide satellite-based broadband services for remote monitoring and control of digital terrestrial transmitters using its innovative broadband service ASTRA2Connect. The terrestrial transmitters, part of Tivuitalia's digital terrestrial network, will be connected to Tivuitalia's operational premises via the ASTRA2Connect broadband platform.
Norbert Hölzle, Chief Commercial Officer of SES ASTRA, said: "We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with Tivuitalia which marks our breakthrough in the Italian market. Offering broadcasting services from our 31.5 degrees East orbital position allows us to combine them with services from orbital position 19.2 degrees East, which also covers Italy, and thus develop an attractive offer for broadcasters in the Italian market. The agreement with Tivuitalia shows that our market strategy is bearing fruit."
SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES, and participations in Ciel in Canada, QuetzSat in Mexico as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a global fleet of 44 satellites. For further information: www.ses.com :
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