Digiturk renews Eutelsat lease

By Julian Clover
March 18, 2010 09.44 UK

Turkish DTH platform Digiturk is renewing its 12-transponder lease on Eutelsatís 7 degrees East video neighbourhood through until 2021.
Digiturk was launched in 2000 and currently runs 170 television channels, including six in high definition, from 7 Eastís current occupant Eutelsat W3A. The platform currently has 2.5 million subscriber homes making it one of the largest pay-TV operations in the region.
ď10 years on from launch at Eutelsatís 7 degrees East neighbourhood, Digiturk is today both one of the leading pay-TV players in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin and a reference for quality and innovation,Ē said Michel De Rosen, Eutelsat Communications CEO.
In addition to high definition, Digiturk also runs a Push VOD service.