SES takes TurkShow across Western Europe via Astra
| 25 November 2014
Leading satellite operator SES has signed a deal to expand Germany-based TV channel TurkShow across Western Europe via its Astra craft at the 19.2 degrees East orbital position.

SES-10 satellite HThe channel aims to cater to the 6.5 million Turkish people living in Europe and offers films, series, and lifestyle programmes that reflect Turkish culture. The free-to-air channel consists of mainly Turkish-language programmes and some German-language programmes, and is broadcast out of Cologne, Germany.

"For the last 10 years, TurkShow has been available via satellite and cable throughout parts of Europe and Turkey. We are now aiming to expand our business by adding more content and to reach new audiences," commented the channel's general manager Hatice Balaban. "Under this new cooperation with SES, we are confident we will be able to gain many more viewers as Astra at 19.2 degrees East has an extensive technical reach."

"We are delighted that TurkShow has chosen to work with SES to further grow their audience in Western Europe at 19.2 degrees East," added SES senior vice president, commercial, Europe, Norbert Hölzle. "This prime orbital position carries more than 800 TV channels and reaches over 100 million households on Astra across Europe. We look forward to establishing a long-term partnership with TurkShow and reaching more households together."