Eutelsat agreement builds on longstanding cooperation

Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Digiturk beIN Media Group have concluded a multi-year multi-transponder agreement on the Eutelsat 7A satellite, extending a collaboration that began in 2000 with the launch of Turkey´s first pay-TV platform that is today the platform of choice for TV homes in Turkey, the company said.

Digiturk, Turkey´s largest pay-TV operator, has confirmed it will use 17 transponders on the Eutelsat 7A satellite to broadcast a broad array of content that includes the Turkish Football Super League and the Tahincioglu Basketball Super League. Digiturk broadcasts 221 channels to approximately 3.5 million subscriber homes.

Since the acquisition of Digiturk by beIN Media Group in August 2016, Digiturk has pursued its customer-oriented and innovative focus under the umbrella of a media giant operating in 40 countries in five continents. As a member of beIN Media Group, Digiturk benefits from synergies with the Group´s international network and its global know-how and expertise. As a trailblazer for HD broadcasting in Turkey, Digiturk has displayed a consistent commitment to the highest signal quality and is pursuing this track record with the country´s first full-time Ultra HD channel.

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world´s and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat´s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user´s location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.