Telekom and SES will launch new DTH service in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro

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Telekom and SES will launch new DTH service in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro

TV viewers from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro will have a new DTH service available offered by Telekom Serbia with the support of SES, the new DTH service will be available through the orbital position 23.5 degrees East.

Serbia’s main telecom provider, Telekom Serbia, signed a contract to provide services through the Astra satellite in order to launch the new DTH platform Telekom Serbia. The contract will be on a few years and the new DTH service will provide retransmission in all three countries in the same time starting middle-December 2018.

Telekom Serbia’s new DTH platform will provide over 150 TV channels from which 30 channels will be HD. The DTH package will contain also all of Serbia’s public TV channels therefore offering a complete package. Additional channels will be available in FTA (free-to-air) format.

Telekom and SES will launch new DTH service in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Telekom Serbia will offer for this new DTH service cardless set-top boxes (receivers) and for those who do not already own receiving equipment, the DTH platform will be available through small 60 cm antennas.

SES is a satellite owner who operates over 66 satellites, they have a contract with Telekom Serbia since 2011. Telekom Serbia is the largest broadband internet service provider and the second provider in terms of cable television, in Serbia. They provide services in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria and Montenegro.

“The former Yugoslavian countries are a dynamic growth market that SES has been focused on for several years, and we are glad to be strengthening our relationship with Telekom Srbija,” said Martin Ornass-Kubacki, Vice President, Central Eastern Europe, Sales at SES Video.

Currently Serbia has DTH service from two providers: Total TV and Polaris Media. No doubt that Telekom’s entrance on the DTH market in Serbia will bring more competition and will make the other providers offer better services.

What is your opinion about the latest news regarding the ex. Iugoslavia territory telecom market changes?

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