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SES Platform Services and The History Channel (Germany) extend partnership

Multi-year contract extension for signal processing and distributions of the channel A&E on ASTRA 19.2°E for the Sky Deutschland platform

Lincoln(21 Mar 2016)

The History Channel (Germany) GmbH & Co. KG and SES Platform Services GmbH – a leading technical media service provider for the innovative distribution of video content – have expanded their partnership covering the distribution of pay-TV channel A&E on the Sky Deutschland platform, extending the contract for encoding, multiplexing, uplink and satellite capacity by several years. Additionally both channels rely on SES Platform Services’ content management and playout services FluidMAM and FluidPLAY.

FluidMAM will store all of The History Channel Germany’s content from crime, family and lifestyle shows on A&E to historical documentaries for HISTORY. The intuitive web-based content management application allows companies to digitally manage their videos and metadata easily and conveniently and send them to Video on-Demand (VoD) platforms worldwide. Additionally, the FluidPLAY playout solution is used for the playout and enables the use of animated logos and a range of graphics, as well as improved audio processing so that both channels can be offered to viewers in Dolby 5.1.

Christoph Mühleib, Vice President Sales Europe at SES Platform Services, said: “With The History Channel Germany we have a very agile customer which can use our innovative product range to effectively implement a non-linear or linear multi-platform strategy for its attractive content.”

Managing Director of A&E Networks Germany Dr. Andreas Weineck added: “SES Platform Services is a reliable and competent partner, ensuring our programmes are delivered to our viewers in the highest possible quality.”