Eutelsat has entered into a partnership with Blue Ant Media and iKO Media Group to broadcast three channels across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Two of the channels – ZooMoo and Love Nature HD – have chosen the Eutelsat 9B satellite’s high-power footprint to expand their audiences in Europe, while Love Nature 4K is extending its reach with Eutelsat’s popular Hotbird neighbourhood, a growing hub for Ultra HD.
Commenting on the development, Michel Azibert, chief commercial and development officer at Eutelsat, said: “We are delighted to have gained Blue Ant Media and iKO Media Group’s trust as they extend their reach and seek to bring the highest image quality to viewers across diverse markets. This agreement highlights the importance of satellite to support the rollout of HD and UHD and enhance the television-viewing experience around the globe.”
Shlomi Izkovitz, iKO’s co-founder, added: “We are very excited about this long-term strategic partnership with Blue Ant Media. Being able to distribute content over Hotbird and Eutelsat 9B, the most suitable and effective solution available in today’s market, was a determining factor in this collaboration. We are very excited and look forward to an extremely fruitful partnership over the coming years.”
Ward Platt, CEO, Global Networks, Blue Ant Media, said: “iKO Media Group’s services via Eutelsat’s satellites is the perfect fit for us as we work to bring Love Nature 4K and ZooMoo’s engaging, original programming to passionate wildlife and nature fans of all ages across the European market.”