SES, Telekom Srbija to Offer DTH Services to Former Yugoslavian Countries
SES revealed that the main telecommunication operator in Serbia has signed a multi-year and multi-transponder contract for service on its Astra satellite to launch Telekom Srbija’s new Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform, which will start broadcasting in all three countries simultaneously mid-December. Viewers in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro will soon have access to new content delivered by Telekom Srbija from SES’ key orbital location at 23.5 degrees East.
The new DTH platform aims to enable Telekom Srbija to broadcast more than 150 channels, including up to 30 in High Definition (HD). All Serbian public television channels will also be available on the platform, and additional channels will be offered as free-to-air for viewers.
Telekom Srbija, a long-term partner of SES, began working with SES in 2011 and earlier this year moved their complete channel portfolio to SES satellites at SES’ 23.5 degrees East orbital location, ensuring the largest possible audience reach. SES serves nearly 2.9 million DTH homes in Europe from 23.5 degrees East.