European satellite provider SES Astra has won a contract to provide the BBC with an additional transponder on Astra 2A.
SES Astra said the BBC, which already has six transponders on Astra 2B and 2D, will use the additional capacity to reconfigure the delivery of its TV, radio and interactive services.
Astra commercial chief Alexander Oudendijk said: "Once again the BBC has decided to expand our business relationship and we believe that this is in no small measure due to our like-minded commitment to quality and service."
The BBC's acting controller of distribution, Richard Waghorn, said: "The BBC aims to deliver its services across the UK on the platforms where our audiences expect to find them, free-to-air.
"The new transponder will increase our flexibility to meet our audiences' changing aspirations for the satellite platform."
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