Sky’s Broadcasting Operations Signs for Back-Up Services with MX1

MX1, a media service provider, has announced that Sky Deutschland signed a multi-year contract extension for back-up services.

MX1 said the contract ensures that, in case of any technical issues with Sky Deutschland's main signal, the broadcaster's programming will be restored in a short timeframe from the MX1 Broadcasting Center in Unterföhring, Germany.

The agreement includes playout and turnaround services, such as encoding, multiplexing and encryption, as well as uplink services. To support these services, the MX1 Broadcast Center will concurrently receive all necessary data and video transmission material from the Sky channels.

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