EUTELSAT 65 West A chosen for new pay-TV platform

Ultra DTH Inc. has signed a multiyear, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Americas, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) for capacity on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite to support the launch of a white label DTH platform across the Caribbean and the Andean region, the company said.

Ultra DTH will leverage EUTELSAT 65 West A´s exceptional Ku-band coverage to reach millions of households in the Caribbean and the Andean territories. Channel aggregation, encoding and ground infrastructure will be provided by United Teleports.

Strategically headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ultra DTH will rely on a network of key country pay-TV operators to commercialise its platform across several markets in the Caribbean and the Andean region. These partner operators will benefit from Ultra DTH´s expertise for ease of deployment and expansion within their markets, while retaining the freedom to rebrand the platform to fit the specific demands of each audience.

The low-cost service will allow pay-TV operators to give access to content from across the globe, combining a unique international offering with content in English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Hindi to respond to the diverse demand from the Caribbean islands and Andean region.

Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world´s satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. For more about Eutelsat go to