Unique Broadcasting Service (Unbrossa) has inked a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Americas to launch a low-cost direct-to-home (DTH) platform for the Caribbean.
Following the agreement with the satellite operator, Unbrossa will leverage EUTELSAT 117 West B’s prime coverage of the Caribbean region to launch its pay-TV platform, called Play.
With an offer of over 125 channels, including 25 HD channels, the platform is scheduled to launch this spring, aiming to empower communities in less-developed and isolated areas of the Caribbean. Play will even be available as a solar-powered solution to reach viewers in regions not covered by the electric grid.
“This project is a major milestone as it will bring television to many for the first time, creating a significant impact on their access to information and quality of life. Play is truly the first real DTH platform tailored and built for the region,” said Didier Alerte, CEO of Unbrossa.
“We are delighted that Unbrossa has selected EUTELSAT 117 West B to launch this innovative DTH platform in the Caribbean. The distribution of the islands and their low population density make satellite the best suited solution to connect the population across the region, reaching even the most remote areas,” added Mike Antonovich, CEO of Eutelsat Americas.