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MX1, Sky Deutschland extend service agreement

Includes content management, playout and uplink services

MX1 and Sky Deutschland have announced a service agreement extension for the German broadcaster’s OTT signals as well as its main broadcasts.

The MX1 Broadcast Centre will simultaneously receive all essential data and video transmission material from Sky Deutschland’s main channels.

The agreement includes content management, playout and uplink services for the main signal, as well as encoding and distribution for OTT delivery.

In the event of disruption to the media centre, its broadcast or OTT signal will be rapidly restored via MX1’s Broadcasting Centre in Unterföhring, Germany.

Astra Deutschland MD Christoph Mühleib said: “Big players such as Sky need a reliable partner that can assure service continuity in case an unforeseen external catastrophe impacts their own infrastructure. I’m proud to say that in such an event MX1 can guarantee to jump in and take over all contracted services on the same day.”