Croatian TV and Radio channels move to growing line-up aboard SES AMERICOM satellite

With its AMC-4 satellite the top choice for the reliable distribution of international news and entertainment programming to growing ethnic audiences throughout North America, SES AMERICOM, an SES GLOBAL company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges: SESG), and Home2US today announced Euro-World Network has signed agreements to have hit Croatian radio and TV shows delivered to thousands of Croat viewers and families living throughout the United States.

Under the fully-managed distribution agreement, Euro-World has moved two key Croatian channels, HRVATSKA RADIOTELEVIJZA (HRT TV) and HRVATSKA INFOMIVNI CENTRE (HIC TV), to Home2US to leverage leading international programming expertise together with the reach and reliability of the SES AMERICOM hybrid distribution network. Euro-World has also added the Croatian Music Channel (CMC) and two radio channels, Voice of Croatia and Narodni Radio, to the growing Home2US programming line-up, which is committed to reuniting Croats and other ethnic viewers in the United States with their favorite news, talk, sports, documentary, entertainment, and children’s shows straight from their home countries.

HRT TV and Voice of Croatia radio will also be distributed south of the border on the South America delivery beam of the AMC-4 satellite.

“Euro-World Network’s decision to move its full line-up of Croatian networks to Home2US is proof positive that AMC-4 is home to the best neighborhood for international programmers in search of a way to cost-effectively reach virtually every viewer they want to reach in North America,” says Bryan McGuirk, president of media solutions for SES AMERICOM. “Our hybrid distribution network makes importing television to the U.S. quick and easy from anywhere in the world and positions the Home2US solution as second to none.”

“For the millions of Croatian and ethnic television viewers living in the United States, there’s no place like home and homegrown programming,” explains Emrah Ozkan, president and chief executive officer for Home2US. “Home2US and SES AMERICOM are bridging the gap and delivering the familiar faces of favorite news and entertainment shows direct to TV screens across the United States. We look forward to further expanding on our compelling line-up of programming from every corner of the globe.”

Euro-World programming is received at the SES GLOBAL teleport in Leuk, Switzerland and backhauled over new fiber to the SES AMERICOM teleport in Woodbine, Maryland, where the content is prepared for distribution over AMC-4 to Croatians and ex-patriots in the United States. To date, Home2US has enlisted three satellite transponders to meet the demand for international television and radio programming throughout the region.