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Eutelsat secures first deal for Cirrus

Satellite operator Eutelsat has secured its first customer for the recently launched Eutelsat Cirrus delivery solution, in the shape of video distributor Mondo Globo/MCNC. 

Telearabial Pro, Mondo Globo’s new TV platform of Arabic-language SD channels, is targeted at the European hospitality sector and comprises six premium Arabic lifestyle and entertainment channels, including three MBC Group channels.

Mondo Globo’s  has tapped Eutelsat Cirrus to deliver its platform on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite position at 13° East, including the provision of llive channel broadcasting, channel numbering, programme information and content security.

Edwardian Hotels London will make the Mondo Globo offering available to guests who want to enjoy MENA channels while staying in the UK.

Gerry O’Sullivan, Eutelsat’s EVP, Global TV and Video said: “I am very pleased that our new TV solution has already found its first home with Mondo Globo. The selection of Eutelsat Cirrus by Mondo Globo illustrates its benefits as a one-stop shop solution for greenfield platforms looking to take a fully-integrated solution to market.”

Cedric Aoun, president of Mondo Globo/MCNC said: “Eutelsat Cirrus is the ideal delivery system for our new Telearabia Pro offer, combining the strengths of traditional DTH with next-generation features, which will greatly benefit from the reach of Eutelsat’s Hotbird neighbourhood. By adopting this turnkey assembly solution, we have been able to offer the first comprehensive Arabic TV offer to the hospitality market in Europe.”