JSC Global Contact Consulting of Georgia Selects EUTELSAT 36B for New
Satellite TV Platform
PARIS and TBILISI, Georgia, March 22, 2013
PARIS and TBILISI, Georgia, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
JSC Global Contact Consulting, the Georgian media company, today announced it
has selected Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for a new satellite
broadcasting platform called Global TV. The company has signed a multi-year
lease for capacity on the powerful EUTELSAT 36B satellite, using the widebeam
footprint that provides premium coverage of Georgia, surrounding regions and
as far as Western Europe. JSC Global Contact Consulting will initiate
satellite broadcasting this month, starting with four Free-to-Air channels and
progressively expanding to include both Georgian and international channels.
In order to accelerate access to the new platform, JSC Global Contact
Consulting plans to install several thousand dishes across Georgia over the
next two years that will be pointed to EUTELSAT 36B at 36° East.
Zurab Bazlidze, Director General of JSC Global Contact Consulting, commented:
"The EUTELSAT 36B satellitequickly emerged as the platform of choice for our
new venture. It combines the power we need for DTH broadcasting with
exceptional coverage of our chosen regions. We can launch our new platform
confident that the service and support provided by Eutelsat will accelerate
the success of this new broadcasting initiative inGeorgia."
Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Eutelsat's Chief Commercial Officer, added:
"We welcomeJSCGlobal Contact Consultingonto the powerful EUTELSAT
36Bsatellitethat offers strong opportunities forcontinuedgrowth. Satellite
broadcasting inGeorgiais poised to enter a new era and we look forward to
building a longstanding relationship with our new partner."
About Eutelsat Communications (http://www.eutelsat.com)
Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity
commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach of Europe, the Middle East,
Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat
Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the
world's leading satellite operators. As of 31 December 2012 Eutelsat's
satellites were broadcasting 4,500 television channels to over 200 million
cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group's
satellites also provide a wide range of services for TV contribution,
corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets. Headquartered in
Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 780 commercial, technical and
operational professionals from 30 countries.
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