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Ultra DTH Selects Eutelsat 65 West A For New Pay-TV Platform

Ultra DTH signed a multiyear, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Communications subsidiary Eutelsat Americas for capacity on the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite to support the launch of a white label Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform across the Caribbean and the Andean region. Ultra DTH will leverage Eutelsat 65 West A’s Ku-band coverage to reach millions of households in the Caribbean and the Andean territories. Channel aggregation, encoding and ground infrastructure will be provided by United Teleports.

Ultra DTH will rely on a network of pay-TV operators to commercialize its platform across several markets in the Caribbean and the Andean region. The service aims to allow pay-TV operators to give access to content from across the globe, combining a unique international offering with content in English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Hindi to respond to the diverse demand from the Caribbean islands and Andean region.

Mike Antonovich, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, said: We are delighted to be joining forces with Ultra DTH to take pay-TV further in the Caribbean and the Andean region, especially in underserved areas where audiences are eager for content in their native language. This agreement highlights the benefits that satellite can bring to sparsely populated areas with a need for diverse content on a single platform.”―Via Satellite

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