Eutelsat Communications and Polish broadcaster TVN, part of Discovery Inc., have signed a multiyear, multi-transponder agreement, renewing capacity at the HOTBIRD position, Poland’s leading satellite neighbourhood.
The contract consolidates TVN’s resources on HOTBIRD, underpinning a relationship that began over 20 years ago.
TVN’s offer on HOTBIRD consists of 23 FTA and pay-TV channels, including 11 HD channels, such as TVN, the most-watched channel in Poland (in 16-49 commercial target group), TVN24, the country’s leading news network, and some flagship lifestyle and DTT channels including TVN7, TTV, TVN Style, TVN Turbo, HGTV, the Travel Channel and Food Network.
“This partnership with Eutelsat further strengthens our relationship which has existed since TVN group’s inception,” said Piotr Korycki, CEO and president of the management board of Discovery and TVN. “Through this agreement, we continue to place the broadcast quality of our channels at the heart of our strategy and pursue our ambition to reach the widest audience possible.”
Michel Azibert, deputy CEO and chief commercial & development officer of Eutelsat, added: “Through this renewal agreement, we are strengthening our partnership with one of Central Europe’s most successful media groups. This agreement also highlights the leadership of the HOTBIRD neighbourhood, which hosts over 200 Polish channels, both in Poland and across Europe.”