Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris:ETL) and TVN, the broadcaster in Poland, part of Discovery Inc., have signed a multiyear, multi-transponder agreement, renewing capacity at the HOTBIRD position, Poland´s satellite neighbourhood, the companies said.
This contract consolidates TVN´s resources on HOTBIRD, underpinning a relationship established over 20 years ago with the launch of TVN Group´s first channel in 1997. This renewed capacity will support TVN´s expansion into digital content, promoting an improved image quality and customer experience.
TVN´s offer on HOTBIRD consists of 23 FTA and pay-TV channels, including 11 HD channels, such as TVN, the most-watched channel in Poland (in 16-49 commercial target group), TVN24, the country´s news network, and some of flagship lifestyle and DTT channels including TVN7, TTV, TVN Style, TVN Turbo, HGTV, the Travel Channel and Food Network.
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.
TVN S.A. is the broadcaster in Poland which belongs to the American media company Discovery, Inc. — the global provider of real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains.