Home2US Communications, Inc., a satellite-based, direct-to-home service provider, has renewed its long-term capacity agreement with STN on the Galaxy-19 DTH platform serving ethnic audiences across the US.
In conjunction with the extension of a multi-year deal on G-19 covering the North American market, Home2US is actively working with STN to add more diversified video services to the joint lot which includes but is in no way limited to, services such as OTT streaming of premium pay-TV services as well as distribution of several new linear TV services featuring top programming from around the world. STN has been broadcasting over the G-19 DTH platform utilising MPEG-4 DVB-S and very soon, S2 compression technologies, which collectively enable efficient channel growth, HD and hybrid TV delivery, and a strategic expansion into markets throughout EMEA and other regions around the world.
Commenting on the extended deal, Emrah Ozkan, President and CEO of Home2US, said: “Our strategic relationship with STN which currently is in its seventh year has given us the peace of mind with respect to effectiveness and efficiency we expect from our teleport and platform operator partners. In our 25th year in business and having worked with many teleports around the world, STN impressed us from the beginning of our relationship with their core focus on video services, their unrelenting efforts on quality associated with their services as well as the reliability one expects to see and find from such a partnership. Home2US’ linear TV networks uplinked on STN’s DTH platform have recently been transitioned from SD to HD successfully. The next chapter of our alliance with STN should see many exciting developments in how and where Home2US DTH, DTT and OTT programming is delivered.”