A1 Telekom Austria Group has renewed and extended the distribution of both Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD on its A1 pay-TV platforms in Central and Eastern Europe.
Having already been available in Croatia, Belarus and Slovenia, Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD can now also be received on A1’s pay-TV platforms in Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
In addition to securing the extended distribution of both channels in the CEE region, Thema, a Canal+ company, has helped Mezzo renew its technical partnership with A1 Group’s Broadcasting division which provides satellite services for Mezzo Live HD’s signal over the Asia-Pacific region, including uplink and satellite capacity on the Apsar-9 satellite.
Commenting on the developments, Elena Petrova, head of broadcast & sat services, international business, at A1 Telekom Austria Group, said: “We are excited about this new cooperation which strengthens our partnership and allows us to expand the MEZZO channels also in the two new markets within the A1 Group footprint. It helps accelerate the distribution not only in Europe but also in the Asia-Pacific area and confirms impressively that A1 Group´s Broadcasting division is a reliable technical partner for TV channels globally”.
Hervé Boissière, CEO Mezzo, added: “This new expanded partnership with A1 Telekom Austria Group in Europe and in Asia is key to Mezzo, as it allows Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD to always reach further audiences globally, who can enjoy the very best of high-quality classical music, dance and jazz”.
Philippe Rouxel, EVP Worldwide Distribution, Thema, said: “Thema is extremely happy to consolidate and broaden Mezzo’s cooperation with A1 Telekom Austria Group. Not only in Europe, but also all over Asia-Pacific, thanks to a new, stronger distribution and technical agreement, enabling Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD to continue offering the best of opera, classical music, jazz and dance all around the world”.