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Arqiva to Deliver ABS-CBN Bouquets Throughout Europe and the US

• Philippine multimedia company renews Arqiva’s contract for distribution to European and US DTH markets

Arqiva has secured a five-year contract renewal to provide international distribution services for ABS-CBN International, the largest Filipino multimedia company in the US. The multi-continent deal involves delivering ABS-CBN's eight-channel bouquet to DTH platforms in Europe and their North American programming to US DTH operator DIRECTV.

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“We have been transmitting ABS-CBN’s European bouquet since 2005 and their DIRECTV bouquet since 2006. With this new contract, ABS-CBN continues to entrust us to seamlessly deliver their content into two major international markets,” said Jon Kirchner, EVP, Arqiva Broadcast & Media. “With our global infrastructure, Arqiva is able to distribute content onto any platform, anywhere in the world, simplifying the distribution solution for ABS-CBN and other international broadcasters.”

The ABS-CBN feeds are delivered to Arqiva’s Los Angeles Teleport as single multiplexed, encoded streams. The European feed is sent via Arqiva’s dedicated fibre network to the London Teleport and uplinked onto Arqiva’s AB-3 European DTH capacity.

The North American programming is sent via Arqiva’s dedicated fibre link directly to DIRECTV’s Los Angeles Broadcast Center.

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"ABS-CBN’s mission is to reach and serve Filipinos worldwide. This requires the formation of an international distribution with a very extensive and complex network, one that integrates services from a lot of suppliers. We renewed our contract with Arqiva for our European and Middle East distribution due to the proven scope and strength of their infrastructure in this part of the world,” said ABS-CBN Global Ltd COO Raffy Lopez.

About ABS-CBN International

ABS-CBN International was created over 15 years ago to be of service to all Filipinos. With the launch of The Filipino Channel (TFC), the company became the first and most successful Filipino broadcaster in the US. The company offers telecommunication, retail, theatricals, money remittance and cargo services, online audio and video streaming, IPTV, along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home. Based in Redwood City, Calif., ABS-CBN International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ largest multimedia company.

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About Arqiva

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK's five mobile network operators, and the emergency services.

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