SES-2. Credit: Orbital ATK

NEW YORK — Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) has renewed capacity on the equivalent of nearly seven transponders with satellite fleet operator SES under a multiyear contract, Luxembourg-based SES announced Oct. 12.

Under the contract, whose financial details and exact duration were not announced, TBS will lease five transponders on the SES AMC-3 satellite for satellite newsgathering and CNN distribution in the United States and Canada. These leases will migrate to the SES-2 satellite once that spacecraft is declared operational at 87 degrees west in November. SES-2 was launched Sept. 22.

In addition to this capacity, TBS is leasing nine megahertz of bandwidth on the SES-owned NSS-7 satellite at 338 degrees east (22 degrees west), and more than 36 megahertz aboard two SES Astra satellites over Europe, at 19.2 degrees east and 28.2 degrees east.

Peter B. de Selding was the Paris bureau chief for SpaceNews.