Satellite operator Eutelsat has signed long-term capacity deals with three leading Romanian channels – Kanal D, B1 TV and Trinitas TV.
The three channels will broadcast via the Euteslat 16A satellite at 16° East, joining 30 existing Romanian channels that reach 80% of the country’s homes, according to the operator.
Kanal D, owned by Turkey’s Doğan Media Group, is focused on entertainment and is one of the country’s three leading channels measured by audience reach.
Bucharest-based B1 TV offers 24-hour news, while religious channel Trinitas TV is aimed at the country’s orthodox community.
The three channels have joined the Freesat DTH platform launched in May last year.
“The strong reputation of Eutelsat’s 16° East video neighbourhood in Romania motivated Kanal D to select Eutelsat 16A. We particularly appreciated the smooth transition phase from the previous provider and the high technical performance offered by this satellite,” said Lucian Romascanu, executive director of Kanal D.