Radiotelevizija (RTV) Slovenia says it has signed a new 10-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for the transmission of RTV’s signals over Eutelsat’s flagship “HOT BIRD video neighborhood.”
In 1997, RTV Slovenia selected Eutelsat's HOT BIRD neighborhood to launch digital television, and today Eutelsat transmits the three national channels, one regional channel (TV Capodistria) and five radio stations to a growing base of cable, IP and satellite homes in Slovenia and across HOT BIRD’s reach of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Satellite homes have access to the entire program line-up with the one-off purchase of a smartcard, costing 15 euros.
Marko Filli, RTV Slovenia’s director general, said, “Eutelsat has consistently demonstrated to RTV Slovenia its commitment to delivering impeccable service at the HOT BIRD neighborhood, which for us represents an exceptional satellite distribution platform. We look forward to continuing to leverage the performance of Eutelsat's satellites in order to deepen our reach into satellite TV homes.”
Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, said, "We are delighted to consolidate relationships with broadcasters of reference in Central Europe and to retain the confidence of RTV Slovenia for another 10 years of satellite broadcasting. Our objective is to continue to deliver the quality of service, reach and visibility that RTV Slovenia expects so they can offer the best of Slovenian information and entertainment to viewers across the HOT BIRD footprint.”
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