SES and Globecast collaborates for the expansion of TRT World over sub-Saharan Africa

SES, satellite operator and Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has entered into a partnership to expand the reach of ‘TRT World’ over the sub-Saharan African regions.

TRT World, the international Turkish news platform began its broadcast in the beginning of this year from ASTRA 19.2 degrees East, ASTRA 28.2 degrees East, and SES-5 at 5 degrees East. It is owned by Turkish national public broadcaster TRT and provides viewers with news across the world, in English.

Globecast is expanding the satellite distribution of the channel, according to a multi-year agreement signed with TRT World. The solutions provider is boosting the global connectivity and uplink distribution services with its exclusive reach and access to 10 satellites, to expand the delivery of TRT World.

Commenting about the development, Giorgio Giacomini, Managing Director MENA at Globecast, said: “We are delighted to enable TRT World to expand around the globe using SES’s sophisticated and extensive satellite fleet. Together with SES, we are giving TRT World the opportunity to broaden its footprint and deliver important news coverage in a greater capacity than ever before”.

Elsewhere, Ferdinand Kayser, the Chief Commercial Officer at SES, revealed: “We are very glad to continue our cooperation with Globecast to support international broadcasters’ worldwide ambitions. The choice of TRT World to join three prime SES orbital positions demonstrates once again the value of SES’s assets in a global distribution scheme”.