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SES Video to add Telekom Srbija's DTH platform

Author Radomir Ralev
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BELGRADE (Serbia), November 15 (SeeNews) - Luxembourg-based communications satellite owner and operator SES Video said on Thursday it signed an agreement with Serbian group Telekom Srbija to launch its new Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro.

The DTH will enable Telekom Srbija to broadcast more than 150 channels, including up to 30 in High Definition (HD), while all Serbian public television channels will also be available on the platform, bringing a complete selection of content to viewers in the market, SES Video said in a statement.

Telekom Srbija has chosen cardless set-top boxes for this service, and for those that do not have reception equipment already this platform will be accessible using a small 60 cm dish, the Luxembourg-based operator said.

"As we embark on our most ambitious project yet, we have complete confidence thanks to the quality of service and experience SES brings to the table. We look forward to fostering growth in the local broadcasting landscape by bringing a powerful new platform to viewers," the Head of Content Management at Telekom Srbija, Marijana Vukasinovic, said.

Telekom Srbija, a long-term partner of SES, began working with SES in 2011 and earlier this year moved their complete channel bouquet 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.