“SES has renewed a multiple transponder contract with the BBC.
The capacity, a total of six transponders, has been contracted on a long term basis and will be used for services in both standard and high definition.
The capacity will be hosted on the SES satellites positioned at the orbital position 28.2 degrees East.
SES is currently undertaking a large fleet investment programme at that orbital position.”
SES Press release.
The BBC currently have 5 transponders active:
with 11023H 23000 2/3 expected to be active with BBC 1 HD regional variations for BBC1 HD Scotland, BBC1 HD Ireland, BBC1 HD Wales.