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Viewers in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro are to gain access to new content delivered by Telekom Srbija from the SES key orbital location at 23.5 degrees East.

SES 15Nov2018Serbia’s main telco — which began working with SES in 2011 and in February 2018 moved its complete channel bouquet to SES satellites at SES’ 23.5 degrees East orbital location — has signed a multi-year and multi-transponder contract for service on the SES Astra satellite to launch Telekom Srbija’s new direct-to-home (DTH) platform which will start broadcasting in all three countries simultaneously mid-December 2018.

The new DTH platform will enable Telekom Srbija to broadcast more than 150 channels, including up to 30 in high-definition. All Serbian public television channels will also be available on the platform. Additional channels will be offered as free-to-air for viewers.

Telekom Srbija has chosen cardless set-top boxes for this service, and for those that don’t have reception equipment already this platform will be accessible using a 60-cm dish. “We are pleased to be launching such an important DTH platform with SES,” said head of content management Marijana Vukasinovic.

“As we embark on our most ambitious project yet, we have complete confidence thanks to the quality of service and experience SES brings to the table. We look forward to fostering growth in the local broadcasting landscape by bringing a powerful new platform to viewers.”

“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,” added Martin Ornass-Kubacki, vice president, Central Eastern Europe, sales at SES Video. “Our orbital location at 23.5 degrees East is SES' fastest-growing orbital position for central and eastern Europe and the Benelux countries, with many pan-European operators broadcasting their content from there.”