SES Platform Services takes charge of multiscreen encoding for SKY GO

SES Platform Services, the leading media technology service provider will encode and stream up to 14 live programmes on Sky Go for Sky Germany.

Munich, Germany(01 Sep 2013)

Sky Deutschland has commissioned SES Platform Services with the multiscreen encoding of Sky Go’s live TV programmes. From July, the leading media technology service provider will encode and stream up to 14 live programmes on Sky Go, delivering greater flexibility for watching live television in the highest picture quality, even on the move. And the timing couldn’t be better, as it coincides with the beginning of the new German Bundesliga season. Fans already have the possibility to watch all top and second division games live with a WLAN/broadband connection over the internet on their iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Xbox 360; now they can also view matches via mobile networks (3G/4G). By encoding every live channel into six different bit rates, SES Platform Services is taking into account every possible means of programme reception. This means that even when travelling, viewers watching Bundesliga matches over Sky will have the best-possible resolution. In the coming season, matches will be entirely produced and aired in HD for the very first time.

Wilfried Urner, Chairman of the Board at SES Platform Services, said, “We are very pleased to have added Sky to the roster of companies using our multiscreen encoding services. Intelligent, multiscreen solutions will be one of the most important trends for broadcasters in the coming years. So we are also proud of the fact that Sky is giving us greater responsibility for the broadcasting of its cable and satellite channels.”

For more information, journalists should contact:

Stefan Vollmer
SES Platform Services GmbH
Tel. + 49 (0) 89 1896 2120
stefan.vollmer@ses.com
www.ses-ps.com

About SES Platform Services

SES Platform Services GmbH is a subsidiary of SES. It operates one of Europe’s most advanced broadcasting centres from its offices in Unterföhring near Munich. SES Platform Services provides technical services for broadcasters and production studios and offers a full portfolio of services for preparing and broadcasting content for television and radio. Its services include digital archiving and broadcasting as well as preparing and transmitting content for satellite, internet and mobile devices. Today SES Platform Services broadcasts more than 300 digital TV and radio programmes, interactive services and data services. The company is the first playout centre in Germany to provide complete HDTV broadcasting. SES Platform Services customers include well-known public and private broadcasters, pay-TV providers, rights-holders, cable operators and large corporations.

Press contact

Stefan Vollmer
Phone: +49 89 / 1896 2120
Fax.: +49 89 / 1896 2200
E-Mail: stefan.vollmer@ses-astra.com