SES secures Serbia broadcast deal
February 5, 2018
SES Video and long-standing partner Telekom Srbija have extended their existing partnership to broadcast an additional three TV channels and three radio stations for Serbian public broadcaster RTS (Radio Television of Serbia).
The broadcaster now transmits its entire bouquet of nine TV channels and four radio stations via Astra 5 degrees East, following an extension deal between SES and Telekom Srbija.
Under the agreement announced by SES, telco Telekom Srbija is leasing additional capacity on an Astra satellite to broadcast three additional RTS TV channels (RTS1, RTS2 and RTS Poletarac, a channel for children) and three radio stations (Radio Beograd 202, Radio Beograd 2 and Radio Beograd 3).
“This extension agreement is a wonderful example of how strong partnerships such as the one we have with Telekom Srbija can enable us to grow our presence in specific markets,’’ declared Martin Ornass-Kubacki, Vice President, Sales Central Eastern Europe, SES Video. “We are very pleased that RTS has decided once again to put their trust in our broadcasting services and our reliability.’’
“Telekom Srbija implemented six channels via SES for its customer RTS in 2017. Recognising that SES is a reliable partner providing high-quality services, Telekom Srbija decided to implement another three channels via SES for the requirements of RTS and thus extend long-term cooperation between Telekom Srbija and SES,” explained Milica Jovičić, Head of Wholesale Department, Telekom Srbija.