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TIBA Extends Capacity Deal With SES WORLD SKIES

February 3, 2011

SES WORLD SKIES, announced a capacity extension agreement with TIBA to enable the distribution of an expanding channel lineup across Latin America through 2030.

TIBA has agreed to extend its use of more than five transponders aboard SES WORLD SKIES’ advanced SES-6 satellite for the entire life of the spacecraft. SES-6 is scheduled to replace NSS-806 when it’s launched in early 2013 with more capacity in the coveted 319.5° East orbital slot. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the full-service satellite communications provider relies on SES WORLD SKIES capacity and expertise to deliver premium, brand-name television programming to thousands of cable operators serving more than 30 million households throughout the entire region.

“Our long-term agreement for significant SES-6 capacity solidifies our ability to continuously deliver on the escalating consumer demand for new channels and HD content throughout Latin America,” said Norberto Alvarez Vitale, TIBA CEO. “Our relationship with SES WORLD SKIES provides the stability, flexibility and reliability TIBA must have to ensure we meet the distribution needs of worldwide tier 1 broadcasters in cable television markets across the region.”

“TIBA sets the defacto standard for world class content management and distribution in Latin America,” said Scott Sprague, Senior Vice President of Global Sales for SES WORLD SKIES. “Our SES WORLD SKIES team is looking forward to extending our proven, strategic alliance with TIBA to meet the needs of broadcasters and the growing programming appetites of Latin American television viewers expected over the next two decades.”

Distribution services were initiated earlier this month as part of the capacity deal designed to provide continuous coverage aboard NSS-806 and its advanced replacement SES-6.