Under the terms of the extended multi-year deal, Globecast will release several transponders on Astra 5B at 31.5 degrees East for Orange Romania. The latter uses the capacity to broadcast 112 channels, 52 of which are in HD, using the DVB-S2 and MPEG-4 standards.
Commenting on the development, Biliana Pumpalovic, general director of Globecast in Moscow, said: “We’ve worked extensively with SES and this is another example of the benefits of this partnership for our customers. In such a competitive market, quality of service is an essential factor in determining success, and we are pleased to extend this specific part of the relationship”.
Martin Ornass-Kubacki, VP and chief regional officer, at SES Video, added: This extension agreement highlights the role of satellite as vital infrastructure for telecommunications operators to deliver television packages to their subscribers.
“We have been supporting Orange Romania for its DTH service since the beginning, not only from a technical point of view but also in the area of marketing, to promote their offer to the entire country. We are very pleased to continue working with such an innovative partner and enable them to deliver high-quality service to their consumers.”
Yves Martin, chief marketing officer at Orange Romania, said: “Our customers’ experience is at the forefront of all the services we supply to our customers, be it the most extensive 4G network in the country or the content that we provide access to. We are proud to bring Orange Love convergent packs to all households by offering satellite television in addition to our fiber offer. The extension of the partnership with Globecast and SES fits right in with this strategy”.