Ukraine's 1+1 Media Group strikes deal with SES global satellite operator
Under the multi-year agreement, 1+1 Media Group will use capacity on SES’s satellite at 5 degrees East, according to BusinesssWire.
The capacity contracted by 1+1 Media will enable the group to host all of its eight channels on SES's satellite. Seven of the Direct-to-Home channels serve the Ukrainian market: "1+1", "2+2", "TET", "PLUSPLUS", "Bigudi", "Unian TV" and "Kvartal TV", according to the report.
The other channel of the group, "1+1 International", is oriented toward representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in Europe, and is an international version of the popular "1+1" channel.
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"We have been relying on SES’s services over the past several years, and we are very pleased that our collaboration is expanding," said Yaroslav Pakholchuk Chief Operational Officer of 1+1 Media Group, commenting on the agreement. "SES has extensive experience in the Ukrainian market and a proven track record in delivering top quality services. We are confident in SES as a partner in bringing our channels to our audiences in Ukraine and abroad."