Intelsat signs Bulgaria’s Nurts and Vivacom

Intelsat, a provider of global satellite services, has announced new agreements with two Bulgarian media companies for Intelsat transponder services to enable DTT and distribution of HD programming.

Under the first agreement, Nurts, the primary tower company and sole DTT operator in Bulgaria, will use capacity on Intelsat 12 at 45 deg East to contribute content to its terrestrial towers for DTT services launching soon in Bulgaria. Intelsat 12 offers a favorable look angle to serve Bulgaria’s mountainous landscape, and its signals reach transmitter sites in even the most remote and rugged areas.

In the second agreement, Bulgarian Telecom (Vivacom), Bulgaria’s national telecommunications provider, also signed a multi-year agreement on Intelsat 12. Vivacom plans to add HD programming to its recently launched DTH platform for delivery to viewers in Bulgaria, greatly expanding its current offerings.

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