SES SA Signs New Capacity Deal with MagtiCom

Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 03:13am EST 

SES SA announced that Georgian mobile and telecommunication company MagtiCom signed an agreement 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 direct-to-home (DTH) satellite platform. MagtiSat will utilize the four SES transponders to offer up to 100 Georgian and foreign digital television channels, including high-definition (HD) channels. The operator is broadcasting in DVB-S2 standard and MPEG-4 encoding. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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