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Eutelsat Renews Long-Term Video Capacity Agreement with Digiturk

By | July 31, 2017
      Eutelsat 7A Ku-band Europe downlink coverage.

      Eutelsat 7A Ku-band Europe downlink coverage. Phto: Eutelsat

      Eutelsat Communications and Digiturk have concluded a multi-year multi-transponder agreement on the Eutelsat 7A satellite, extending a collaboration that began in 2000 with the launch of the Turkish pay-TV platform.

      Digiturk has confirmed it will use 17 transponders on the Eutelsat 7A satellite to broadcast an array of content that includes the Turkish Football Super League and the Tahincioglu Basketball Super League, as well as the country’s first full-time Ultra-HD channel. According to Digiturk, the company broadcasts 221 channels to approximately 3.5 million subscriber homes.

      Digiturk broadcasts exclusively from Eutelsat’s 7 degrees east video neighborhood, using the Eutelsat 7A satellite that operates a high-power beam over Turkey and into Western Europe. Digiturk has also secured back-up capacity via the co-located Eutelsat 7B satellite.