The Television and Radio Broadcasting Network of Armenia (TRBNA) will implement a DTT network using a solution on Intelsat 33e, the second scheduled satellite in Intelsat’s next generation satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicEpic.
Until Intelsat 33e is launched in the second half of 2016, Intelsat will provide TRBNA bridge capacity on Intelsat 904 at 60 degrees East to distribute content to TRBNA’s terrestrial towers for DTT services.
Commenting on the development, Grigor Amalyan, CEO, TRBNA, said: “Our viewers are demanding and deserve informative and entertaining content that is delivered with world-class quality and reliability.
“As we looked to upgrade our network to DTT, we needed a partner that had deep technical expertise in moving from analog and digital and could help us accelerate the roll-out in a cost-efficient manner. Given its breadth and depth of experience in helping companies expand and enhance their digital offerings, Intelsat was the right partner for us. Intelsat’s innovative, next generation Intelsat Epic satellite will be critical in helping us deliver superior service, high quality and affordable content to our television viewers and radio listeners throughout Armenia.”
Kurt Riegelman, senior VP, global sales and marketing, Intelsat, added: “Intelsat’s satellite fleet is designed to enable our customers to quickly adapt to changing dynamics in the broader media landscape. Given the size of its target market, TRBNA is uniquely positioned to benefit from the powerful spot beams offered by Intelsat Epic. By working closely with TRBNA, we customized a solution that will allow them to quickly meet their regulatory requirements, deliver more dynamic and enhanced content and have a network infrastructure that enables them to expand their viewership in a much more cost-efficient manner.”
At IBC, Intelsat can be found at Hall 1, C71.