05.07.2009 12:13 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Turner inks deal with SES AMERICOM for CNN delivery
SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES announced at the NAB Show that Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) has signed a five-year distribution and contribution agreement for CNN delivery to and from Europe and the Middle East.
Under the agreement, Turner is tapping two transponders (72MHz total) aboard the NSS-7 satellite, which has the reach to deliver CNN International to viewers across the EMEA region. The same spacecraft is also providing the backhaul of CNN news reports from CNN’s London, Moscow, Jerusalem and Baghdad bureaus.
NSS-7 is a state-of-the-art, hybrid Ku- and C-band satellite located at 338 degrees east over the Atlantic Ocean. It covers Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. The spacecraft has 49 C-band transponders and 48 Ku-band transponders.