Luxembourg-based SES and its long-term partner Telekom Serbia are to distribute six TV channels and one radio station for the Serbian public broadcaster RTS across Europe. The six channels – RTS Satelit, RTS Zivot, RTS Drama, RTS Kolo, RTS Trezor, RTS Muzika – and radio station Radio Beograd will be transmitted to cable network headends in Europe and will be available to several million Serbian expats across the region via a dedicated smart card which can be integrated into viewers’ set-top boxes.
“We have been working together with our partner Telekom Serbia for many years on various projects and this new agreement strengthens not only our presence in the market but also our long-standing cooperation.” said Martin Ornass-Kubacki, Vice President, Chief Regional Officer Central Eastern Europe, SES Video, SES’s newly-created business unit. “We are also very pleased that RTS has chosen our ASTRA satellite for the distribution of its channels to the Serbian audience across Europe.” he added.
Commenting on the development, Milutin Nikolic, Wholesale Director, Telekom Serbia said: “It is our pleasure to have RTS on board. SES quality and professionalism, as well as our long-lasting partnership, were essential for closing such a deal and we look forward to serving RTS needs, together with SES, in the best possible way.”
SES is a communications satellite owner and operator based in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. SES operates more than 50 active and occasional use geostationary communications satellites, providing broadcast TV, radio channels and satellite communication services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions. The company was founded in 1985 and is listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris. Further information available at: www.ses.com
About Telekom Serbia
Telekom Srbija a.d. Beograd, is a Serbian telecommunications company headquartered in Belgrade. Together with its daughter companies for 20 years now, has had a leading role in fixed and mobile telephony, the Internet and multimedia spheres, both in Serbia and the region at large. Further information available at: www.mts.rs