travelXP expands into Europe
August 11, 2016
By Chris Forrester
travelXP is a Mumbai-based documentary broadcaster and programme-maker. It is already supplying some of its travelogues and factual documentaries in UHD. It is due to start transmitting (in HD for the time being) in HD in a partnership with Telekom Austria.
With its direct2home platform, Telekom Austria Group will act as technical contributor for the travelxp’s Balkan CEE feeds over the Eutelsat 16A satellite. This tie up is aimed at expanding travelxp’s presence in the central and eastern European countries like Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Macedonia and eventually the whole of Europe to further contribute to its global presence.
travelxp is also a front runner in using 4K/UHD technology and has already filmed more than 100 hours of UHD travel content. The channel is all set to launch in 4K by February 2017 globally.
Commenting on the development, Franz Bader, interim- director Wholesale, Telekom Austria Group, said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with travelxpHD which reflects the strong and reliable position Telekom Austria Group Wholesale achieved to obtain within the industry”.
He added that the partnership will help them to efficiently use their own infrastructure while thanking his Group’s existing backbone network as well as the teleport Aflenz: “An infrastructure that enables the continuous delivery of high quality and state-of-the-art technical services”.
Prashant M. Chothani, CEO, travelxp HD, said: “It is the right time for travelxp to create its edge in the European travel and lifestyle television market. We have a strong foothold in Asia, Middle East, Africa and North America and foresee this tie-up as a reliable extension to our ever expanding partnerships with service providers in potential markets.”
travelXP has also struck distribution deals in more than 40 countries, as well as on Cathay Pacific, Etihad and other airlines.