Istanbul FM TV Broadcasts On SES 31.5° Degrees East06.10.2011
Luxembourg, 06 October 2011 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has concluded a capacity agreement with the Turkish media company Istanbul FM TV. The new customer will use SES satellite capacity at the orbital position 31.5 degrees East for the free-to-air transmission of two TV and two radio channels. With the SES satellites, the programs can be received in Turkey with standard Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite dishes.
"The agreement is a significant step into the fast growing Turkish market," said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer of SES. "This market has become increasingly important for us. At the same time, our new partnership confirms the attractiveness of 31.5 degrees East for customers in growth markets. We will continue to extend our presence in Turkey and create an attractive neighborhood for our broadcasting customers."
"We have chosen to partner with SES for the distribution of our TV and radio channels because of their excellent track record and technical expertise," said Sabri Demirdogen, President of Istanbul FM TV. "We are pleased and excited to work with an industry leader and look forward to extending our partnership with SES in the near future."
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