It covers distribution of channels over DTH services in Central & East Europe and will use capacity on the Thor 5 and Thor 7 satellites.
“The agreement with Intelsat is core to our broadcast household reach within Central and Eastern Europe and it is essential in order to continue the positive development in the region”, says Ole Ledang, Director Broadcasting Division of Telenor Satellite.
“We have a strong and positive commercial relationship with Intelsat, which we look forward to proceed”.
“The 1º West neighborhood delivers significant advantages to broadcasters who are looking to expand their channel distribution in this fast -growing market,” added Rob Cerbone, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Media. “Through our partnership with Telenor, we are able to meet our customers’ increasing broadcast demands, facilitate their growth objectives and provide them with quick, cost-efficient access to DTH and cable systems in Central and Eastern Europe.”
The 1 West neighbourhood serves around 2.2 million DTH households in Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.