Optus Satellite has extended its services contract with Seven Network (Operations) Limited for transponder capacity on the Optus D1 satellite.
The financial terms of the contract re-sign are confidential, however the term will extend to 2021 and capacity requirements expanded from 18MHz to 27MHz. Optus Satellite has provided satellite broadcast support to Seven Network since 1986.
Paul Sheridan, Optus Satellite Vice President said, “The Optus-Seven Network satellite partnership has been one of our most enduring and trusted relationships. Our role to deliver critical broadcast support has been built over three decades of conviction and collaboration.
“We are thrilled to expand on our commitment to provide service quality excellence to the Seven Network.”
Optus supports Seven with the ability to flexibly move television content between sites, deliver outside broadcast services and network resilience and continuity in the event of a terrestrial failure.
David Watts, Seven Network Head of Telecommunications and Infrastructure said, “Seven is proud to continue this important relationship with Optus Satellite. This capacity not only provides critical back-up to our terrestrial services, it also enables quick and effective outside broadcasts for our 7news and 7sport teams. We are once again delighted to partner with the leading satellite provider in this region.”
Optus Satellite is Australia’s largest satellite operator, with a fleet of satellites covering Australia and New Zealand.