Eutelsat chosen for new Georgian satellite platform

Georgian media company JSC Global Contact Consulting has partnered with Eutelsat Communications to launch a new satellite broadcasting platform called Global TV.

Global Contact Consulting is to launch its DTH service later this month, starting with four free-to-air channels before expanding to include a wider range of Georgian and international stations.

It has signed a multi-year lease for capacity on the Eutelsat 36B satellite, which provides coverage to Georgia and its surrounding regions.

“Satellite broadcasting in Georgia is poised to enter a new era and we look forward to building a longstanding relationship with our new partner,” said Eutelsat’s chief commercial officer Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, adding that Eutelsat’s 36B satellite offers “strong opportunities for continued growth.”