Advanced Television

TSB quits Neterra business

December 4, 2013

By Chris Forrester

Bulgarian telco Neterra Communications is switching satellites for its DTH ‘white label’ (W4) transmissions. Spacecom’s Amos is the new carrier, and Neterra is switching from Telenor’s 1 degree West orbital neighbourhood to the older Amos-2 satellite which operates from the nearby 4 degree West slot.

Amos-2 was launched in 2003 and has an expected 12-years of life, and is intended to be replaced by Amos-6 due for launch in 2015.

Neterra says the W4 bundle will offer more than 60 channels, and soon be expanded to include HDTV transmissions.

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, in a statement, said: “[We] concluded that the project was not progressing according to expectations and the contract was therefore terminated. We would like to wish Neterra all the best in their future endeavours.”

Categories: Articles, DTH/Satellite, Telco