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Eutelsat: MCS TV expands into SE Asia

MCS TV (part of Altice Group) and Newslux have selected the EUTELSAT 70B satellite to support the expansion into Southeast Asia of two flagship channels, i24News and MCS International.

Both channels can now benefit from the EUTELSAT 70B satellite that gives direct access from Europe to the economically booming Southeast Asian market. They have joined a digital platform uplinked from Italy and are broadcast across Southeast Asia to operators of cable and ADSL networks plus homes equipped for direct reception.

Launched in 2013, i24News is an international 24-hour news and current affairs channel based in Tel Aviv and now available free-to-air via EUTELSAT 70B in French and English-language versions. MCS International is an international sports channel available in over 50 countries, with a focus on football, handball, volleyball, fighting, tennis and extreme sports.

“We are delighted to accelerate the reach of MCS International into South-Asian markets with Eutelsat,” said Nicolas Rotkoff, CEO of MCS TV. “What we appreciate with the EUTELSAT 70B proposal is the ability from Europe to enter a new region with a high-power satellite delivering attractive coverage for a wider market penetration of our sports channel.”