Eutelsat and Digiturk beIN Media Group have concluded a multi-year multi-transponder agreement on the Eutelsat 7A satellite.
By doing so, they have extended a cooperation that began in 2000 with the launch of what was Turkey’s first pay-TV platform.
Digiturk, now Turkey’s largest pay-TV operator, has confirmed it will use 17 transponders on Eutelsat 7A to broadcast a broad array of content that includes the Turkish Football Super League and the Tahincioglu Basketball Super League. Digiturk broadcasts 221 channels to approximately 3.5 million subscriber homes.
Commenting on the development, Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of Digiturk, said: “We are very happy to continue our agreement with Eutelsat, our solution partner since Digiturk launched. The beIN Media Group believes in the future of this country and its market, and plans to continue its investments. The most important focus for us during this transformation process is customer satisfaction. The renewal of our agreement with Eutelsat underpins this belief. In pursuing our relationship with Eutelsat our subscribers can continue to focus their antennas to the 7degrees East position and we can provide service continuity through a co-located Eutelsat satellite. With Eutelsat, we are continuing our successful journey to make our business much stronger.”
Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat, added: “We are delighted to pursue a relationship that is now in its 17th year with Digiturk.The power and reach of our Eutelsat 7A satellite ensures that Turkish TV homes have access to compelling content and innovation that continues to enhance their viewing experience. We look forward to taking our collaboration to a new level and to supporting Digiturk’s drive to remain in the vanguard of Turkey’s broadcast market.”