As a result, TRT World will be able to be viewed all over the world in new territories (190 countries in total) via Turksat and the 10 satellites, operating across Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, Australia and America. The expanded reach has already begun and will be completed in the coming months.
Commenting on the development, ?enol Göka, DG of TRT, said: “As TRT World, we keep growing and making new international broadcast agreements. With this deal, TRT World’s reporting-from-the-field approach to creating news that focuses on the humanitarian aspect of the stories, will be available in 190 countries. TRT World will continue to bring a new perspective to international news broadcasting to an expanded global audience.”
Cenk ?en, general director of Turksat, added: “Turkey’s first and only international satellite operator Turksat, is proud to play an important role in TRT World’s satellite agreements with Globecast. With this agreement, TRT World will strengthen its position across the globe. As Turksat, we are proud that this agreement, where we shared our experience within a global level, benefits both TRT World and Turkey.”
Giorgio Giacomini, MD MENA at Globecast, said, “We are very pleased to be involved in a project of this scale and ambition. This agreement involves global connectivity requirements and expertise that only players such as Globecast can provide. We admire TRT World’s ambition and what it wants to achieve in the market. This project has been possible by working in close cooperation with TRT World and Turksat.”