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ESPN Brazil Chooses SES World Skies For Regional HD Distribution

June 24 2011

SES WORLD SKIES, announced a new capacity deal with ESPN Brazil to deliver HD sports content from around the world to homes across the region.

As part of the strategic agreement, ESPN Brazil is utilizing 18MHz of C-band capacity on SES WORLD SKIES’ NSS-806 satellite to distribute one HD and one SD sports channels to cable television transmission stations throughout Latin America. ESPN Brazil now delivers three key channels into Latin America over a combined 27MHz of capacity on NSS-806. ESPN Brazil’s programming will seamlessly move to the advanced SES-6 satellite, which is scheduled for launch in 2013.

“Our latest agreement with SES WORLD SKIES represents a strategic, long-term commitment aimed at consolidating ESPN Brazil’s programming distribution platform with the best satellite operator and spacecraft in the industry,” said Victor Hannoun, Operations and Engineering Director for ESPN Brazil. “SES WORLD SKIES’ expertise, reach and reliability is enabling ESPN Brazil to serve virtually every cable household in Latin America.”

“ESPN Brazil’s expanding presence and strategic consolidation aboard NSS-806 reinforces the important role our video neighborhood is playing throughout Latin America,” said Dolores Martos, Vice President of Sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for SES WORLD SKIES. “The great community and reach of NSS-806 and the upcoming advanced SES-6 satellite enable ESPN Brazil to seamlessly distribute their key HD content throughout Brazil, Latin America, U.S. and Europe.”