Arqiva secures long-term capacity with Eutelsat for broadcasting in UK & Ireland

Arqiva, the UK’s leading communications infrastructure and media services company, and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced an agreement that strengthens their relationship at the premium 28° East video neighbourhood.

The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement covering high-power transponders at 28° East reinforces Arqiva’s competitive position as a leading service provider for DTH services in the UK and Ireland. With multiple teleports, transponders and connectivity solutions, Arqiva offers its customers an end-to-end suite of services to deliver channels into over 10 million Sky and Freesat homes.

David Crawford, Managing Director, Satellite and Media at Arqiva, said:
“This new multi-transponder deal with Eutelsat gives Arqiva and our customers true flexibility for future developments including the growth of HD channels. Our on-going strategic partnership with Eutelsat reinforces our commitment to providing premium UK DTH satellite capacity and service excellence in the market.”

Michel Azibert, Chief Commercial and Development Officer at Eutelsat, added:
“The far-reaching agreement announced today is a new milestone in the longstanding relationship between our two companies. It guarantees Arqiva long-term visibility on its capacity requirements to ensure it can meet demand generated by the solid broadcast dynamic in the UK and the accelerating transition to HDTV.”

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