Satellite operator SES has won a capacity contract from TRT Turk (Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu) to beam a TV and radio channel to audiences in Southern Africa.
TRT is using SES-5 (at 5 degrees East) which is proving to be a very valuable video neighbourhood. SES-5 (which sits alongside Astra 4A) is now transmitting some 500 channels to an estimated 25 million potential homes across Europe and Africa.
Ibrahim Sahin, General Manager of TRT, said: “We rely on SES’ expertise and global satellite fleet to reach important audiences and markets outside of Turkey. We already rely on SES’ prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East to reach our audiences in Western Europe. The use of SES-5 will give us immediate access to sub-Saharan Africa and provide our target audience with premium news, culture and entertainment programs made in Turkey.”