TRT chooses SES for Africa

Turkish public broadcaster Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT) has chosen satellite operator SES to provide the platform to enable it to reach audiences in sub-Saharan Africa.

TRT will use capacity on SES-5 located at 5° East to broadcast its free-to-air digital channel TRT Turk and its radio channel Turkiyenin Sesi Radyosu to the region using the satellite’s unique Ka-band uplink capabilities.

Ibrahim Sahin, general manager of TRT, said: “We rely on SES’ expertise and global satellite fleet to reach important audiences and markets outside of Turkey. We already rely on SES’ prime orbital position 19.2° East to reach our audiences in western Europe. The use of SES-5 will give us immediate access to sub-Saharan Africa and provide our target audience with premium news, culture and entertainment programmes made in Turkey.”

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