Playout and video-on-demand: SES Platform Services wins international tender by Turner Broadcasting
• SES Platform Services to broadcast five channels in SD and HD quality. SES Platform Services will enable video-on-demand providers to play out Turner content.
Munich, Germany(01 Sep 2013)
SES Platform Services GmbH has won an international tender by Turner Broadcasting System. Starting November 2013, SES Platform Services will provide playout for Boomerang, Cartoon Network, glitz*, TNT Film and TNT Serie for the German-speaking market. The channels will be broadcast in SD and HD quality from one of the most modern playout centers in Europe. The two companies have also agreed to cooperate in the Benelux region, beginning with SES Platform Services broadcasting the Cartoon Network from February 2013.
The second core aspect of the agreement will see SES Platform Services providing playout for Turner content on the on-demand and catch-up services of Turner’s distribution partners in the Benelux region and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. From November 2013, SES Platform Services will also begin digitizing Turner content and converting it into the necessary formats for digital distribution.
Sophie Lersch, Chief Sales Officer at SES Platform Services: “We are delighted that Turner Broadcasting System has chosen our company. Video-on-demand, online and multi-screen services are becoming increasingly important to our customers, alongside our standard broadcasting services. We offer a wide range of perfectly integrated products, providing our customers with the best possible services for their business all from one source.”
Matthias Heinze, Vice President of Commercial, PR & Marketing for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux region, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia at Turner Broadcasting System, is excited about the development: “In SES Platform Services, we have found an experienced partner to transmit our channels. The state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure provided by SES in Munich has enabled us to optimize our work processes and provide our platform partners with even better service.”
Contact for journalists:
SES Platform Services GmbH
Tel. + 49 (0) 89 1896 2120
PR Manager Kids & Entertainment Channels
Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Turner Broadcasting System Deutschland GmbH
Tel.: +49 89 6933547124
About SES Platform Services
SES Platform Services is a subsidiary of SES and operates one of Europe’s most modern broadcasting centers. SES Platform Services provides technical support for broadcasters and production companies and offers a comprehensive range of services for the preparation and transmission of content for TV and radio channels. These include both digital archiving and playout, as well as preparation and transmission of content via satellite, over the Internet or to mobile devices. Today, SES Platform Services broadcasts some 300 digital TV and radio programs and also offers interactive and data services. As Germany’s first playout center, SES Platform Services also provides a complete HDTV playout service for HD channels. Clients of SES Platform Services include well-known German broadcasters from both the public and private sphere, as well as Pay-TV providers, rights owners, cable network operators and global companies.
About Turner Broadcasting System
Turner Broadcasting System International manages the international versions of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. brands, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies, as well as local broadcasters and other company divisions. Turner offers over 150 channels in 32 languages and is represented in over 200 countries worldwide. Turner Broadcasting System EMEA distributes programming across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, covering 125 countries, 74 channels and 20 languages. Turner programs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland include news channel CNN International, movie channel TNT Film, series channel TNT Serie with the Comedy Block [adult swim], the children’s channel Cartoon Network, the children and family channel Boomerang with the pre-school block Cartoonito, and the women’s and lifestyle channel glitz*. Turner Broadcasting System is a subsidiary of Time Warner.