Under the extension, the contract will run to 2021 and capacity requirements have been expanded from 18MHz to 27MHz.
Optus Satellite has provided satellite broadcast support to Seven Network since 1986 and the financial terms of the contract re-signing have not been disclosed.
Optus supports Seven with the ability to flexibly move television content between sites, deliver outside broadcast services and network resilience and continuity in the event of a terrestrial failure.
“We are thrilled to expand on our commitment to provide service quality excellence to the Seven Network.”
David Watts, Seven Network Head of Telecommunications and Infrastructure, said, “This capacity not only provides critical back-up to our terrestrial services, it also enables quick and effective outside broadcasts for our 7news and 7sport teams. We are once again delighted to partner with the leading satellite provider in this region.”