Orion, Viacom satellite transfers

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Two Viacom channels – Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy – are being transferred to the Orion Group’s satellite platform. The operator will also provide technical servicing of the channels and ensure delivery of the signal to cable operators’ networks.

Two Orion Group satellites are engaged for technical delivery of the signal of the Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy channels to the networks of cable operators throughout the Russian Federation – Horizons 2, located at 85° E, which covers the European part of Russia with signal, and Express-AM5, located at 140° E, which covers the entire eastern part of the country with signal. Previously these channels were broadcast from satellite ABS2.

Viacom and Orion have been working together since 2016. The TV channels MTV Russia, Paramount Channel and Spike already use the operator’s platform. In 2018, under commission from MTV Russia, Orion organised live broadcasts of two concerts: a performance by the band Mumiy Troll and the anniversary live show, MTV.20 Years.

“For us it is a big honour that a client with such high standards as Viacom has again chosen our platform to host its channels. We know how meticulous our colleagues are in making this choice. Our set of services for broadcasters is today the most complete of those available on the Russian market on a single media platform. It allows clients to enjoy convenient “one window” servicing and also saves money,” commented Andrey Trufanov, Head of the Telecom Services Department at Orion.

“In working with Orion, we are confident that we will receive high quality services and, most importantly, that throughout project implementation, our tasks will be given the utmost attention, and that Orion will not just follow our requirements but also offer the most beneficial solutions. This has been tried and tested and we are confident in switching our flagship channels to the Orion media platform,” added Lajos Okos, Director of Technology and Operations, CEE & Russia.


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