SES Broadcasts Kartina TV Across Western Europe
SES revealed that Over-the-Top (OTT) platform Kartina TV will be broadcasting Russian-language TV channels across Western Europe. The content, which soon will be available on a new Free-to-View (FTV) encrypted Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform on ASTRA 1N satellite at 19.2 degrees East, will continue to be available over IP networks.
As a pay TV operator in Europe and the U.S. for Russian-language programming, Kartina TV caters to the Russian-speaking diaspora who can access Russian-language content via OTT set-up boxes and apps.
“As OTT content providers, we want to be delivering content to everyone, but there are limitations when it comes to terrestrial networks. By combining our offering with satellite, we will be able to broadcast channels for viewers who have limited broadband connectivity, and open up a new market for Kartina,” said Oleg Jecov, Head of Satellite Project of Kartina TV.