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SES extends partnership with Telekom Srbija, RTS

SES has extended its deal with Telekom Srbija, which will now transmit an extra three TV channels and three radio stations for Serbian public broadcaster RTS via an Astra satellite.

SES astra uplink antennaTelekom Srbija is leasing additional capacity on Astra and will use it to broadcast TV channels RTS1, RTS2 and RTS Poletarac and radio stations Radio Beograd 202, Radio Beograd 2 and Radio Beograd 3.

Telekom Srbija and SES had a previous agreement to broadcast six TV channels and one radio station for RTS via 5 degrees East. The new deal will see it transmit the entire RTS channel portfolio at the same 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 of sales for 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.’’

Milica Jovičić, head of wholesale department, Telekom Srbija said: “Telekom Srbija implemented six channels via SES for its customer RTS in 2017.

“Recognising 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.”