Satellite operator SES has signed a capacity agreement with Turkish media company Istanbul FM TV.
The broadcaster will use SES capacity at the 31.5° East orbital position for the free-to-air transmission of two TV and two radio channels. “The agreement is a significant step into the fast growing Turkish market,” said Ferdinand Kayser, chief commercial officer of SES. “This market has become increasingly important for us. At the same time, our new partnership confirms the attractiveness of 31.5° East for customers in growth markets. We will continue to extend our presence in Turkey and create an attractive neighbourhood for our broadcasting customers.”