SES Astra signs video delivery agreement with Ukrkosmos

Pan-European satellite operator SES Astra, has signed a capacity agreement for video delivery via its 31.5 degrees East orbital position. Through the contract with Ukraine’s state owned Ukrkosmos, SES Astra will immediately get access to all cable head-ends and terrestrial networks, and achieve 100 percent cable-coverage in Ukraine via this orbital position.

Ukrkosmos’ channel portfolio includes state-owned UTR, Kultura and KDRTRK, as well as Sport 1, Sport 2, Malyatko TV and Menu TV. Since UTR and Kultura are subject to must-carry rules, cable operators are obliged to offer the two channels as part of their bouquet. This allows SES Astra to immediately gain significant reach in Ukraine.

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