The channesl line of satellite TV operator Orion Express has been broadened by Viasat telechannels: 11 of its pay-TV channels were made available on operator`s DTH satellite platform Telekarta. The placement of the famous channels on the platform gave the opportunity to Viasat to represent its channels to the multimillion operator`s audience in Russia and CIS, while the appearance of the famous channels in Orion Express packages will allow to improve the quality of its client proposal and increase the ARPU. The channels are broadcasted from two satellites – Horizons 2 (85 ° E) and Intelsat 15 (85 ° E), produced by Intelsat company, the leader of the international satellite services market.
Telekarta subscribers now have the Russian language movie channel TV1000 Russkoe Kino and the factual channel Viasat Nature in their basic package. They also have the opportunity to subscribe to the additional Viasat and Viasat Premium HD packages, which include the following channels: TV1000 Russkoe Kino, TV1000, TV1000 Action, Viasat Explore, Viasat History, DaVinci Learning Viasat Sport, TV1000 Premium HD, TV1000 Megahit HD, TV1000 Comedy.
Viasat TV channels offer demanded quality content to the audience. In its air – exclusive feature films produced by world’s largest studios: 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., NBC Universal; also best sport competitions and unique educational programmes.
Kirill Makhnovsky, Orion Express CEO commented: “Launching the world famous Viasat channels on Orion Express platform is fantastic for our company. We`re striving to increase the quality of our service and Viasat is well known for its great content, flawless sound and video quality. No adson the airmakesTV viewingmore comfortablefor the subscribers. We’re certain, that Viasat exclusive TV premieres will be high demanded among our viewers.”
Aleksey Krol, Viasat CEO commented: «We’re happy to start our partnership with Orion Express, which will allow to connect almost all of our channels to Telekarta subscribers. Viasat channels are popular all across Russia. New movie channels of Viasat Premium HD package offer an exclusive access to the latest Hollywood and Russian films in HD quality. I hope that both packages will become drivers of additional connecting to Orion Express services and speed up the growth of the subscribers number, including the HD segment».
Currently, Telekarta offers more than 150 different channels. About 20 of it – in HD-quality, including international channels with premium content: TV1000 Premium HD, TV1000 Megahit HD, F` Loriginal HD, Sony HD, HD Life, Amedia Premium HD, Animal Planet HD, RTG HD and others.