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Eutelsat signs broadcast capacity agreement with Ukraine’s Zeonbud

Eutelsat Communications’ (Euronext Paris: ETL) popular 9° East position has been selected by Zeonbud to assure the distribution of its high-quality broadcast content in Ukraine.

Zeonbud Limited is the nation-wide licensed Digital Terrestrial Television operator transmitting Ukraine’s 33 major channels covering a wide range of quality broadcast content. Launched in 2010, it reaches approximately 40% of the population and covers 95% of the territory. Through this long-term contract it will leverage the unparalleled coverage of the EUTELSAT 9B satellite over Ukraine to feed its DTT network, and potentially extend its offer to a DTH service beyond the reach of its existing tower infrastructure.

The 9° East orbital location is home to a powerful satellite optimized for broadcast services and representing an ideal platform for channels seeking maximum reach into satellite homes and to terrestrial head-ends in the high-growth digital TV markets within its footprint, notably Ukraine.

Commenting on the agreement, Philippe Oliva Eutelsat’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are excited to welcome Zeonbud with its high-quality content offer as part of our line-up on EUTELSAT 9B, further consolidating our position in the dynamic Ukrainian Broadcast market.”

Irina Alyabyeva, Zeonbud’s Chief Executive Officer, added: “We are delighted to partner with Eutelsat and leverage the 9° East position to ensure the best quality of service delivery of our of national channels to our viewers, and access the optionality of extending our reach through alternative distribution models.”
BCS Bureau

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