Media Group Ukraine, Eutelsat to broadcast 'Xtra TV' television platform

Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with Media Group Ukraine for broadcasting services on its EUTELSAT 9B satellite, the company said.

Leveraging the EUTELSAT 9B satellite´s dedicated coverage over Ukraine, Media Group Ukraine will broadcast “Xtra TV”, one of the country´s pay-TV platforms, with an enhanced offer of over 60 channels including 19 in HD, in eight thematic packages for all audiences.

Xtra TV is the only Ukrainian pay-TV platform to broadcast two TV channels dedicated to football, holding exclusive rights for the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Premier League and Serie A. Media Group Ukraine is deploying advanced encryption technology across all of its decoders to guarantee the exclusivity of content delivered to its subscribers.

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. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,000 men and women from 46 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.