SES, Arqiva Ink Deal for Services in U.K., Ireland

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WASHINGTON — Satellite operator SES has signed a long-term, multiple-transponder lease contract with teleport operator Arqiva for television and radio services in the United Kingdom and Ireland, SES said in a Sept. 20 press release.

The services will come from SES satellites positioned at 28.2 degrees east longitude, SES said. The company did not disclose the terms of the contract.

“Our investment in the complete renewal of our fleet at the 28.2 degrees neighborhood and our access to additional frequencies at this neighbourhood, give Arqiva an ideal base to serve its wide range of broadcasting clients and to address large audiences in the UK and Ireland,” SES Chief Commercial Officer Ferdinand Kayser said in a prepared statement.