Linear TV and non-linear TV in its various forms, the lines are blurring. TV channels want to be present in all markets and on all platforms. Hence SES provides television via satellite direct to the home, to cable and IPTV headends as well as the backend services of Media Content Management (Playout) for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Apple TV etc.
SES Satellite Leasing the investment arm of SES, and SES’media service subsidiary MX1 – are looking into the possibility of building a playout centre. The playout centre on the Isle of Man will provide an end-to-end solution for potential media customers with a full suite of innovative digital video and media services in encoding, encryption, local uplink up to fully managed playout services.
Already today events and news from the Isle of Man are live streamed, or recorded and transmitted via satellite like the Isle of Man TT. PokerstarsTV from one of the island’s leading eGaming companies are also live streaming tournaments. Some island based betting companies are also operating betting TV channels.
The Isle of Man broadcasting regulations for licensed operators are based on the EU Media Directive.