The satellite company SES announced the creation of a new platform developed on the SES-14 satellite in partnership with Sarsat (Datco Group), a leader in the telecommunications sector in Argentina, which will deploy more facilities for the delivery of video content to pay TV operators, programmers and broadcasters in Latin America.
With the new platform, located at 47.5 degrees West orbital position, local and international content operators and owners who want to broadcast over Latin America will be able to enjoy the benefits of instantly reaching millions of households that are currently served by the satellite via the platform hosted at the Sersat teleport in Buenos Aires. SES-14 reaches 33.3 million TV homes directly in the region. In addition, its channels are being picked up by other DTH platforms which serve another 29.3 million homes, bringing the total number of TV households it serves to 62.6 million.
‘Across Latin America, the demand for content has never been greater. Through our assets and partnerships, we are pleased to be able to leverage the power of satellite to deliver content to mass audiences. The latest agreement with Sersat is an extension of our long-term partnership to offer more and better video solutions to satisfy the demand of content distributors and owners that want to deliver more content across Latin America’, said Jurandir Pitsch, Vice President Sales, Latin America & Caribbean of SES Video.