Eutelsat Communications has signed a new capacity deal with Digiturk. The Turkish DTH platform is taking additional leases on the Eutelsat W3 satellite (7 degrees East) bringing the number of transponders leased from Eutelsat to 11. The four year contract is the third signed between Digiturk and Eutelsat since November 2006.
The 1.6 million-subscriber Digiturk also uses capacity on Eutelsat’s Atlantic Bird 1 for contribution links to its production centre in Istanbul.
Later this year Digiturk will use Eutelsat capacity at 7 degrees East for the launch of its planned HD and on demand services.