New Croatian Channel to Broadcast to MENA via Eutelsat
The Croatian national broadcasting group Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT) has signed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat for capacity on Hotbird, the operator’s video neighborhood for Europe and the Middle East, in order to broadcast its latest entertainment and news channel HRT-HTV 5 to an international base.
The Free-to-Air (FTA) channel HRT-HTV 5 offers 24-hour news, educational and entertainment program in Croatian, as well as content in English, Spanish and German. It joins the hub of 1,000 channels available via Hotbird to more than 135 million households in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Up to now, the HRT broadcasting group operated four terrestrial TV channels (HRT-HTV 1, HRT-HTV 2, HRT-HTV 3, HRT-HTV 4), aired via the Eutelsat 16A satellite in Croatia. HRT is also member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), an organization of which Eutelsat has been a partner for many years.