The Telekom Austria Group has today announced that is has signed a three years contract with Slovakian media companies Mega Max Media and IFC Media regarding a technical satellite distribution of the children´s channel ducktv. The Group will be able to target the whole CEE region, providing both private households and PAY TV operators its own PAY TV platform and third party PAY TV operators using Eutelsat 16 as contribution platform.
The alliance started with the launch of ducktv at Telekom Austria Group's Bulgarian subsidiary Mobiltel and Macedonian´s Vip operator, soon to be followed by a launch on Austria's A1 IPTV and Croatian´s Vipnet.
Stefan Amon, Director Wholesale, Telekom Austria Group:" I am glad to announce a further partnership in order to provide our customers in the CEE region not only with high quality content but also act as a reliable technical distribution partner. Through Telekom Austria Group's "direct2home" technical broadcast services we are able to bring ducktv not only to the pay-tv operations of the Group but can also make them available via simulcrypting to other DTH operators on Eutelsat 16A, as well as the numerous cable and IPTV players via our contribution services. And with ducktv we offer high quality content for our youngest audience".
ducktv HD is the first kid´s channel in Europe providing 100% high definition programming for toddlers. ducktv provides wholesome, educative, amusing and relaxing programming for children. It helps to develop the visual and auditory abilities of toddlers. ducktv HD is television experience for toddlers in the highest broadcasting quality, available in 55 countries worldwide.
"We are excited about the launch of ducktv across all networks of the Telekom Austria Group in Europe. Young children and their families can enjoy many characters in our animated content. Our goal is to amuse, develop and entertain the youngest subscribers," comments Pavol Miller, Managing Director of MEGA MAX MEDIA s.r.o., the parent company of ducktv.
Notes to the Editors
Telekom Austria Group´s Wholesale Media and Broadcast Department acts as a global partner when it comes to Satellite services. Only a few providers across the globe have the knowledge and extensive experience to provide inexpensive and reliable worldwide communications via satellite. With over 40 years of experience in providing non-terrestrial communication, the Group is regarded as one of Europe's leading satellite service providers. The satellite business includes Broadband & Teleport Services, IP & Network Services and Broadcasting Services. The Group acts as direct link to 75 million households in the CEE region and is the shortcut to the Pay-TV world.