Telenor Satellite has extended its satellite distribution agreement with UPC DTH, which provides direct-to-home (DTH) services in four Central and East European markets.
The new agreement is a long-term multi-transponder deal, which will continue to provide UPC DTH with satellite capacity for its broadcast traffic on the Thor 5, Thor 6 and Thor 7 satellites.
Telenor’s satellite fleet is located at 1 degree West, which currently serves over 2.2 million DTH households in Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and is one of the fastest growing orbital location in Central and Eastern Europe.
Commenting on the development, Michael Lee, MD of UPC DTH, said: “we appreciate Telenor Satellite for their open and flexible approach in delivering a quality broadcast solution from 1 degree West, serving our DTH operations in Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
Morten Tengs, CEO of Telenor Satellite, added: “The agreement with UPC DTH is core to our broadcast household reach within Central and Eastern Europe and it demonstrates our continued commitment to digital TV within the region.
“We have a long standing relationship with UPC DTH and look forward to continuing working together in developing their broadcasting offer within Central and Eastern Europe”.