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Taking advantage of what it says is the “unique and unparalleled” coverage of the craft at the key neighbourhood, Brazilian operator 1Sat Telecomunicaçoes has launched BluTV, a new direct-to-home broadcast platform using the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite.

RTVN Eutelsat 65WA 11 Aug2020BluTV’s basic offer will include over 100 channels of films, series, sports, lifestyle, culture and news, broadcast in a mix of standard and high definition. Launched in 2016, EUTELSAT 65 West A is a tri-band satellite designed targeting the Latin American broadcast markets across. Its Ku-band payload enables DTH reception of digital and HD channels across Brazil.

Explaining the aims and ambitions of BluTV in the project, company president Stephane Frappat said: “The potential market in Brazil for pay-TV is still huge, mostly limited by the high cost of access. BluTV’s promise is to democratise access to high-quality TV entertainment and education combined with the highest standard of customer service at to the Brazilian middle-class. Since its inception, the BluTV project has been supported by Eutelsat teams in Paris and in Brazil, and we are confident the EUTELSAT 65 West A will allow us to offer our future subscribers the best available coverage in the country.”

Eutelsat chief commercial officer Philippe Oliva added: “We are delighted to accompany BluTV as it launches its offer in the Brazilian market. With its high-powered transponders dedicated to covering the entire territory, EUTELSAT 65 West A is the obvious conduit enabling BluTV to reach the widest possible audience to this dynamic broadcast market.”