Joyne, a new multi-channel TV venture for Dutch viewers and the country´s recreational market, has selected the EutelSat 9B satellite as its platform to reach viewers in the Netherlands and across Europe, the company said.
Joyne has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with EutelSat Communications (Paris:ETL) and is preparing to officially launch on 24 July, using EutelSat´s Paris-Rambouillet teleport for uplink services.
The new platform will begin with a diverse mix of pay and free-to-air channels with a strong accent on sport. It will feature 30 well-known Dutch and international channel brands including Fox Sports HD channels and Discovery Networks Benelux. Using the powerful pan-European beam on EutelSat 9B viewers will be able to receive the DTH service with Conax Contego Cam cards and dishes starting from 45cm. They will also be able to tap into content at adjacent video neighbourhoods.
The monthly subscription option, which gives subscribers access to the full suite of Joyne programming, will be available from â¬13 per month. Joyne´s competitive proposition is also based on flexible short-term subscriptions, from one month, for Dutch viewers with second homes and mobile homes as well as special offers for public spaces in camping sites and bars.
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.