Slovakia’s Towercom has launched a new DTH platform on Astra 3B at 23.5 degrees East.

Although its basic offer of 11 channels is free, the service will in due course also provide pay channels.

Zive reports that viewers wishing to access the service have to purchase a decoder card or module.

However, cards for Plustelka, the pay-DTT platform operated by Towercom, can also be used to access the new service.

In due course, Irdeto cards with the logo Volna telka will also become available.

Towercom is currently providing cards for €29.90.

Although the service does not yet include Markiza in its offer, the channel will soon be made available, albeit in a paid package.

HD channels will in due course also be offered.