Digiturk renews Eutelsat contract until 2021
March 18th, 2010
Eutelsat Communications and Digiturk, Turkey’s leading pay-TV platform, today announced the signature of a major agreement for the lease renewal of 12 transponders until 2021 at Eutelsat’s 7° East video neighbourhood occupied by its W3A satellite.
The Digiturk platform was launched in 2000 at 7° East and currently comprises more than 170 television channels, of which six broadcast in High-Definition. Channels are delivered via the high-power regional beam on Eutelsat’s W3A satellite, which provides optimal coverage over Turkey. Launched in 2004, W3A has enabled Digiturk to build one of the largest pay-TV operator in the region, serving over 2.5 million subscriber homes. Digiturk also leases capacity on other Eutelsat satellites for newgathering requirements and delivering programmes to the platform’s studios in Istanbul.
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