Viasat Ukraine, the largest DTH operator in Ukraine, will be providing TV reception to its subscribers using SES Video’s services on Astra 4A. Under the multi-year agreement with SES, Vision TV will be broadcasting approximately 40 pay-TV channels, out of which 13 are in HD, and about 60 free-to-air channels at 5 degrees East. SES serves close to 13 million TV homes in Ukraine from this key orbital position, of which 4.5 million are DTH homes.
“We are very pleased that Viasat Ukraine has trusted us with the delivery of their video content,” said Norbert Hölzle, Senior Vice President, Commercial Europe, SES Video. “This agreement with such an important TV player in Ukraine confirms our leading position in the country when it comes to DTH services. With the digital switchover approaching, and the drive for encryption of satellite channels, we strongly believe there will be considerable growth opportunities in the market, and we expect to support our customers in seizing them.”