SES has sold a satellite transponder carrying 7 channels to the Ukraine’s 1+1 Media Group. The 8 channels will be transmitted from the Astra satellite at 5 degrees East.
The capacity contracted by 1+1 Media will enable the group to host all of its eight channels on SES’s satellite. Seven of the DTH channels serve the Ukrainian market: “1+1”, “2+2”, “TET”, “PLUSPLUS”, “Bigudi”, “Unian TV” and “Kvartal TV”. The other channel of the group, “1+1 International”, is oriented towards representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in Europe, and is an international version of the popular “1+1” channel.
“We have been relying on SES’s services over the past several years, and we are very pleased that our collaboration is expanding,” said Yaroslav Pakholchuk Chief Operational Officer of 1+1 Media Group, commenting on the agreement. “SES has extensive experience in the Ukrainian market, and a proven track record in delivering top quality services. We are confident in SES as a partner in bringing our channels to our audiences in Ukraine and abroad.”