SES Platform Services has won an international tender by Turner Broadcasting System, which will come into effect from November this year. SES Platform Services will broadcast five channels in SD and HD quality and will enable video-on-demand providers to play out Turner content.
SES Platform Services will provide playout for Boomerang, Cartoon Network, glitz*, TNT Film, and TNT Serie for the German-speaking market. The two companies have also agreed to cooperate in the Benelux region, beginning with SES Platform Services broadcasting the Cartoon Network from February 2014.
“We are delighted that Turner Broadcasting System has chosen our company,” said Sophie Lersch, chief sales officer at SES Platform Services. “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.”
The company will also provide playout for on-demand and catch-up services of Turner’s distribution partners in the Benelux region and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. From November, SES Platform Services will also begin digitising Turner content and converting it into the necessary formats for digital distribution.
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, commented: “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 optimise our work processes and provide our platform partners with even better service.”