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Telenor calls time on Neterra agreement

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has terminated its agreement with Bulgarian broadcast services provider Neterra to provide a white label DTH platform to offer pay TV services in Bulgaria.

Telenor’s satellite arm said that the project was not progressing according to its expectations and that it had therefore terminated the contract.

Telenor Satellite Broadasting and Neterra signed an agreement in March whereby the latter took two transponders on the Thor 6 satellite at 1° West to broadcast a bouquet of channels that would be offered to third-party operators on a white-label basis.

In December, Neterra also signed a DTH deal with Israel’s Spacecom for capacity at the 4° West position.
Telenor plans to increase its capacity for central and eastern Europe in the second half of next year with the launch of Thor 7.