(Oslo, Norway) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) today announced the signing of a contract with satellite television provider UPC DTH S.á r.l. which will enable the expansion of its’ HD line-up at 1° West serving UPC Direct in Hungary, freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and focussat in Romania. UPC DTH will add Eurosport HD and Eurosport 2 HD to its HD channel packages ahead of the upcoming Euro 2012 football championship.
UPC DTH will broadcast the two new HD channels in its four Central and Eastern European markets of Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. Both channels, which will be localised for each individual country, will be available in early June. With the inclusion of Eurosport HD and Eurosport 2 HD, the UPC DTH services will be among the leading providers of top quality HD and SD channels in all its markets.
Cato Halsaa, Vice President and CEO of Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, commented: “This agreement represents further growth in our long-standing relationship with UPC DTH and we are committed to supporting its future DTH expansion plans within Central and Eastern Europe.”
*For information on how to receive UPC DTH’s complete HD channel package, please visit: www.upcdirect.com
About UPC DTH S.à r.l.
UPC DTH S.à r.l. is a high quality provider of satellite television services based in Luxembourg, the European capital of satellite services. It provides services to Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and manages the satellite television services of the provider in Romania. Its Direct-To-Home (DTH) service, known as UPC Direct in the Hungarian market, freeSAT by UPC Direct in the Czech and Slovak markets and Focus Sat in Romania has more than 645,000 customers (as of 31 March 2012). UPC DTH S.à r.l. offers its customers more channels, better content, award winning customer service and superior signal quality, including crystal-clear high-definition programming. UPC DTH S.à r.l. is part of UPC Broadband (UPC), the European division of Liberty Global, Inc.
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