SES Astra has signed an important capacity agreement for video delivery via its 31.5 degrees orbital position.
The contract with Ukraine’s state owned Ukrkosmos gives the satellite operator immediate access to all cable head-ends and terrestrial networks, thereby ensuring 100% coverage of the country.
Ukrkosmos currently distributes a package of channels including UTR, Kultura and KDRTRK, as well as Sport 1, Sport 2, Malyatko TV and Menu TV. UTR and Kultura are both state owned services and therefore have must carry status on cable networks.
The package can be received with 60cm dishes throughout the country.