Polsat boosts capacity at Eutelsat’s Hot Bird
September 10, 2012
Eutelsat Communications has signed a new contract for additional capacity at Eutelsat’s Hot Bird video position. The addition of 18MHz will support the continued expansion of digital entertainment services by Poland’s leading pay-TV platform.
This contract takes to six the total number of transponders leased on the HotBird position by Cyfrowy Polsat and Telewizja Polsat, Poland’s leading commercial broadcaster that belongs to Cyfrowy Polsat. Approximately 50 per cent of subscribers are equipped with HD receivers to access 28 HD channels, making Cyfrowy Polsat the country’s leading DTH provider of HD services. The platform also provides PPV, VoD, catch-up, TV online services, Internet access and pay mobile TV services in DVB-T.