Satnews Daily
September 13th, 2017

Viasat Ukraine's DTH Subscribers will Enjoy 100 TV Channels with SES Video's ASTRA 4A

Over several years there will be 100 TV channels available to Viasat Ukraine's DTH customers thanks to the services of SES Video's ASTRA 4A.

Viasat Ukraine Subscribers to Get Best-in-class TV Reception in Ukraine (Photo: Business Wire)

Under the multi-year agreement with SES, Viasat Ukraine (Vision TV LLC), the largest DTH operator in Ukraine, will be providing quality TV reception to its subscribers using SES Video’s reliable services on ASTRA 4A.

Vision TV will be broadcasting approximately 40 pay-TV channels, out of which 13 are in high-definition (HD), and about 60 free-to-air channels at 5 degrees East. SES serves close to 13 million TV homes in Ukraine from this key orbital position, of which 4.5 million are DTH homes.

Norbert Hölzle, Senior Vice President, Commercial Europe, SES Video stated that they are very pleased that Viasat Ukraine has trusted them with the delivery of their video content, and that this agreement with such an important TV player in Ukraine confirms their leading position in the country when it comes to DTH services. With the digital switchover approaching, and the drive for encryption of satellite channels, they strongly believe there will be considerable growth opportunities in the market, and they expect to support their customers in seizing them.

Svitlana Mischenko, CEO at Viasat Ukraine added that Viasat Ukraine offers the best collection of content available in local languages, and a reliable transmission of this content is key to keep entertaining their audience in the best possible way. That is why they chose to rely on SES’s track record in delivering high-quality services, and that they are confident that SES’s expertise will help them grow their audience and their TV business in the coming years.