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travelxp HD set to launch in Europe by partnering with Telekom Austria Group

Vienna, 22 August 2016

Telekom Austria Group has entered into a partnership with travelxp HD in August 2016, encompassing the technical satellite contribution of travelxpHD television channel in central and eastern Europe.

With its direct2home platform, Telekom Austria Group will act as technical contributor for the travelxp's Balkan CEE feeds over the Eutelsat 16A satellite. This tie up is aimed at expanding travelxp's presence in the central and eastern European countries like Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Macedonia and eventually the whole of Europe to further contribute to its global presence. travelxp is also a front runner in using 4K technology and already filmed more than 100 hours of UHD (Ultra High Definition) travel content and also the first channel to do so. The channel is all set to launch in 4K by February 2017 across more countries.

Commenting on the development, Franz Bader, interim- director Wholesale, Telekom Austria Group, said: "We are delighted to announce this partnership with Celebrities Management which reflects the strong and reliable position Telekom Austria Group Wholesale achieved to obtain within the industry". Further adding he said that the partnership will help them to efficiently use their own infrastructure while thanking his Group's existing backbone network as well as the teleport Aflenz: "An infrastructure that enables the continuous delivery of high quality and state-of-the-art technical services". Prashant M. Chothani, CEO, travelxp HD, said: "It's the right time for travelxp to create a disruption in Europe in the travel & lifestyle segment. We have a strong foothold in Asia, Middle East, Africa and North America and foresee this tie-up as a reliable extension to our ever expanding partnerships with service providers in potential markets."

About travelxp

travelxp is the leading travel & lifestyle brand originating out of India and globally distributed out to over 40 million homes in Asia, Middle East, Africa, North America and Europe with planned launches in UK and Latin America in the near future. With premium quality of 100% original programming it has been able to create its own unique positioning and is trusted by millions for their travel information needs. Filmed in English and localized in seven (Indian & foreign) language feeds across the globe.

The channel has been constantly expanding its distribution footprint around the globe and is accepted as the de-facto travel content provider is its genre. The channel's content is syndicated / licensed to networks and platforms in over 40+ countries. Major airlines including Air India, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Oman Airways, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, etc. license travel content regularly for their in-flight entertainment needs. Acknowledged by Eutelsat at the UHD Innovation Partner, since over a year, travelxp has migrated its entire production work flow in 4K and is amongst one of the first to do so globally.

For more information, please go to www.travelxp.tv 

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