May 15, 2019 — MX1, a global solution provider of media services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, announced today that Discovery Deutschland, a TV and digital media broadcast station based in Munich, Germany, will use MX1’s managed media-, and distribution services to deliver an eighth German channel, HOME & GARDEN TV (HGTV), which will be available to viewers from 6 June 2019.
Discovery Deutschland was already relying on MX1 services and capacity on SES’s ASTRA satellites for seven of their German TV channels. For this eighth and brand-new channel, MX1 is delivering fully managed playout, including advanced graphics, uplink and distribution services. The free-to-air SD channel is distributed via SES’s ASTRA 1KR satellite at the prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East which reaches over 118 million TV homes across Europe.
“MX1 is a valued supplier and contracting services and ASTRA satellite capacity for this eighth channel underlines the success of our work together on the seven channels MX1 already manages,” said Alberto Horta, deputy general manager, of Discovery Deutschland. “Advertisers have complex demands and expect a seamless integration into our broadcast, which MX1 provides us with. Their broad range of media services delivers world-class reliability and exceptional quality, which is essential for maintaining our high standards and satisfying advertising partners.”
MX1, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), is a leading global media services provider. It works with leading media businesses to shape content into the ultimate viewer experience, ensuring it can appear on any device, anywhere in the world. MX1 offers a full range of content aggregation, content management, channel playout, online video/VOD, and content distribution services via its MX1 360 Unified Media Platform to amplify audience reach on any broadcast, online, or VOD platform.
MX1 has 16 offices worldwide and operates global state-of-the-art media centres on three continents, enabling customers to reach a potential audience of billions around the world. As well as managing more than 5 million media assets, every single day it distributes more than 3,200 TV channels, manages the playout of over 500 channels, and delivers over 8,400 hours of online video streaming and more than 560 hours of premium sports and live events.
About Discovery Deutschland
Discovery Germany hosts the free-to-air TV channels DMAX, TLC, Home & Garden TV (from June 6th) and Eurosport 1, as well as the pay-TV channels Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Eurosport 2 HD Xtra. The network, which was founded in 1996, is based in Munich and reaches a total of 45 million households, 12 million Pay TV subscribers and 4 million digital users. Behind Discovery Germany is Discovery, Inc. – the world's leading non-fiction media company with a reach of three billion viewers in over 220 countries.
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