Telkom Austria doubles satellite capacity with Eutelsat for TV service

Telekom Austria Group and Slovakian operator ANTIK Telekom have selected Eutelsat to provide connectivity for its new TV service in Slovakia and Czech Republic.

Telekom Austria is doubling its leased capacity on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite from four to eight transponders in order to support the service, which will offer nearly 100 channels.

ANTIK Sat is a joint development initiated by Telekom Austria Group and ANTIK Telekom, and is said to be the first satellite TV service with online archive and second-screen for Slovakia and Czech Republic.

“Two years ago, Telekom Austria Group kicked off a new satellite broadcasting venture with Eutelsat aimed at accelerating the transition from analogue to digital in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Stefan Amon, director of wholesale at Telekom Austria Group. “Following our remarkable success in Croatia and Bulgaria we have found an innovative leader with ANTIK Telekom who is willing to go the extra mile in providing a satellite TV platform and related services in the region.”

Telekom Austria plans to expand further services on Eutelsat satellites in additional markets. 

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