Slovenian teleport operator STN opened its new state-of-the-art facility near Ljubljana yesterday.
The teleport, central and eastern EuropeÂs largest, with views of satellites between 45Â° West and 90Â° East, will deliver a range of permanent and occasional use services to a range of clients including Serbia-based SBB, which uses STN to uplink its Total TV DTH service.
STN has taken capacity on EutelsatÂs Atlantic Bird 4A at 7Â° West, making it the only European teleport operator with direct access to the satellite. Atlantic Bird 4A has good coverage of the Middle East and North Africa.
The company, owned by the Lovsin family, is also upping its presence in the OU market in a significant way following the acquisition of local SNG specialist DVB Pro two weeks ago. The company can deliver services via capacity on Sirius and Eutelsat W1.Â