Furthermore, within the framework of the agreement, Globecast has signed a first contract for HD delivery of the Turkish channel TRT World from the Hotbird neighbourhood.
Philippe Bernard, CEO at Globecast, said: “It’s rewarding for us to continue our relationship with Eutelsat, given our long history as a trusted technology partner. Satellite distribution is one of our core strengths, and we’re excited to be able to grow sales and usage of Hotbird’s capacity through this deal whilst delivering high quality HD content for TRT World.”
Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s chief commercial and development officer, added: “Building on our longstanding collaboration with Globecast, this agreement underpins our ambition to focus efforts on key technological and commercial partners. The agreement between Globecast and TRT World further anchors Hotbird as a benchmark video hub featuring extensive reach and delivering 1,000 channels in more than 30 languages.”
Eutelsat will be at Hall 1, Stand D59 at IBC 2017.