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.

(Source: Eutelsat)