Georgian mobile and telecommunication company MagtiCom signed an agreement with satellite operator SES for a fourth transponder at the Astra 31.5 degrees East orbital position after the first year of operations of MagtiSat, Georgia’s first domestic DTH satellite platform.
MagtiSat will use the four transponders to offer up to 100 popular Georgian and foreign digital TV channels, including HD channels, to its 40,000 customers throughout the country. The operator is broadcasting in DVB-S2 standard and using MPEG-4 encoding.
Lars P Reichelt, general director for MagtiCom, said, “Our goal is to provide Georgian customers with world-class satellite TV across the country. MagtiSat is now firmly entrenched in the TV landscape of Georgia and we are delighted by the excellent customer feedback. MagtiSat has helped accelerate Georgia’s switchover to digital TV broadcasting.”