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Eutelsat strengthens its presence in Russia

Eutelsat has extended its agreements with the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) for future capacity on the latter’s satellites for the delivery of digital broadcasting and broadband services.

Following last year’s signing of leases for capacity on RSCC satellites the extension is for an additional 15-year lease for 19 Ku-band transponders on Express-AT1, due to launch at the end of this year.

The agreement provides full coverage of the Russian Federation and helps its prominent clients such as the DTH platforms NTV+ and Tricolor TV, Broadband TV News reports.

In related developments, Nikolay Orlov, Eutelsat’s regional VP for Russia and Ukraine, has been appointed CEO of Eutelsat International, a new consolidated subsidiary set up as Eutelsat’s platform to serve the market for broadcast and broadband services in Russia.