Quoted by Zive, Slavomir Turcani, its sales manager for Slovakia and the Czech Republic, said that it would instead be offered to small and medium-sized internet providers who cannot afford to launch their own digital TV service, Wi-Fi providers who for capacity or technological reasons cannot offer IPTV and cable operators who need to be competitive.
Turcani added that Pantelio aims to have up to 100,000 active subscribers in Slovakia and the Czech Republic within four years of its launch.
Although he did not reveal the cost of launching the service, Germany’s Panaccess is known to be one of its backers.
Turcani also said that Pantelio would initially offer 100 TV channels. It would also promote the Slovak Ultra HD sports channel 213.
As previously reported by Broadband TV News, Pantelio is currently undertaking tests on Belarus’s Belintersat, located at 51.5 degrees East.