Serbian public broadcaster RTS now transmits its entire bouquet of nine TV channels and four radio stations via Astra 5 degrees East, following an extension deal between SES and Telekom Srbija.
Under the agreement announced by SES, the telecommunications company Telekom Srbija is leasing additional capacity on an ASTRA satellite to broadcast three additional RTS TV channels (RTS1, RTS2 and RTS Poletarac, a channel for children) and three radio stations (Radio Beograd 202, Radio Beograd 2 and Radio Beograd 3).
Telekom Srbija and SES have an existing agreement to broadcast six TV channels and one radio station for RTS via 5 degrees East. With this new agreement, they now transmit the entire RTS channel portfolio at that orbital slot.
“This extension agreement is a wonderful example of how strong partnerships such as the one we have with Telekom Srbija can enable us to grow our presence in specific markets,’’ said Martin Ornass-Kubacki, Vice President, Sales Central Eastern Europe, SES Video. “We are very pleased that RTS has decided once again to put their trust in our broadcasting services and our reliability.’’
“Telekom Srbija implemented six channels via SES for its customer RTS in 2017. Recognizing that SES is a reliable partner providing high-quality services, Telekom Srbija decided to implement another three channels via SES for the requirements of RTS and thus extend long-term cooperation between Telekom Srbija and SES”, stated Milica Jovičić, Head of Wholesale Department, Telekom Srbija.