Viasat Ukraine has signed a multi-year agreement with SES for distribution of its services on Astra 4A.
Under it, Vision TV will broadcast around 40 pay-TV channels, of which 13 are in HD, and some 60 FTA channels from 5 degrees East. SES serves close to 13 million homes in Ukraine from this position, of which 4.5 million are DTH.
Commenting on the development, Norbert Hölzle, senior VP, Commercial Europe, SES Video, said: “We are very pleased that Viasat Ukraine has trusted us with the delivery of their video content.
“This agreement with such an important TV player in Ukraine confirms our leading position in the country when it comes to DTH services. With the digital switchover approaching, and the drive for encryption of satellite channels, we strongly believe there will be considerable growth opportunities in the market, and we expect to support our customers in seizing them.”
Svitlana Mischenko, CEO at Viasat Ukraine, added: “Viasat Ukraine offers the best collection of content available in local languages, and a reliable transmission of this content is key to keep entertaining our audience in the best possible way. That is why we chose to rely on SES’s track record in delivering high-quality services.
“We are confident that SES’s expertise will help us grow our audience and our TV business in the coming years.”