United Group, Eutelsat expand relationship

United Group and Eutelsat Communications are further consolidating their longstanding commercial relationship with the long-term extension of agreements for capacity on the Eutelsat 16A satellite that provides premium reach of United Group’s target markets for the Total TV pay-TV platform.

United Group is a TV and broadband service provider in South East Europe. Its Total TV platform, that broadcasts exclusively from the Eutelsat 16A satellite, has built a base of over half a million subscriber homes in Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and FYRO Macedonia

In addition to securing capacity requirements at the leading video neighbourhood in South East Europe, Total TV is preparing the ground for the complete migration of its multi-channel platform to MPEG4 and DVB-S2 in order to optimise capacity and increase its HD channel offer. The transition will start later this month and is expected to be completed by mid-2016.

Victoriya Boklag, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at United Group, commented: “By extending our 10-year relationship with Eutelsat we can take a long-term view on our growth plans and initiate the transition to MPEG4 and DVB-S2 in order to provide subscribers an even better viewing experience. The transition will make it possible for us to offer them more HD channels. Eutelsat’s solutions have always been fully aligned with Total TV’s commitment to leverage the most innovative technologies and we have a clear and exciting roadmap to execute together.”

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