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Panaccess launches Pantelio, a new DTH TV platform enabled by Hispasat and Belinter Media

September 12, 2018

The new platform, available for telecommunications service providers operating in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, is distributed through the Hispasat 30W-5 satellite.

ZVOLEN, 12 September 2018. Today, Panaccess, the audiovisual service provider, presented Pantelio, a direct-to-home (DTH) television platform for the Slovak and Czech markets, which it has launched in a joint agreement with Hispasat and Belinter Media.

This new platform will be distributed in these countries through the Hispasat 30W-5 satellite, located in 30ºW, one of HISPASAT top video distribution neighborhoods in Europe and America. Pantelio offers initially 40 SD and 60 HD channels -thus becoming one of the pay TV platforms with more HD content- including premium content such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Eurosport, Disney Channel or Nickelodeon, among others, as well as many regional channels. This new platform incorporates state of the art technology that allow the telecommunications service providers to offer very innovative services such as Ultra High Definition, HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV), video on demand and a seven-day TV archive. Together, top high quality content and cutting edge technology capabilities make Pantelio one of the most advanced pay TV platform in the region.

To support the roll-out of Pantelio platform, the three companies participate today in an event in the Slovak city of Zvolen presenting the platform to key partners and installers. A specific antenna installation training workshop has been conducted during the session.

For Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer of Hispasat, "the deal with Panaccess and Belinter Media for the distribution of Pantelio is an important milestone for us, as it is the first time we provide broadcast services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This will help us diversify our presence in the European broadcast market. We are convinced that Pantelio, with its wide and innovative pay TV offering and unique features, will be a great success.”

Roland Shlichting, Founder and CEO of Panaccess, stated that “we are thrilled to partner with Hispasat and Belinter Media for the launch of Pantelio. The high performance and the coverage of Hispasat satellites are ideal for distributing content and providing connectivity in Europe. This, together with the high quality of service and operation standards it provides, has made very easy for us to deploy the platform in a record time.”

Pantelio platform will also have a dedicated space at Hispasat (1C37) and Panaccess (5B22) stands in the IBC show in Amsterdam, which will be held from September 13th to 18th. IBC visitors can enjoy of different demonstrations of the latest content and new technologies available on Pantelio platform.

About Panaccess

Panaccess is a vendor for conditional access technologies based in Germany. Our products allow a flexible deployment in any kind of DVB based network, such as DVB-C/T/S or IPTV. Network sizes vary from small closed hospitality networks to big cable or satellite operators. Panaccess is also very strong in IPTV, offering advanced security for over-the-top TV services and middleware based set top boxes.

About Belinter Media

Belinter Media is a global provider of a wide range of telecommunication services over different satellites in C- and Ku-bands over the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We are a leading provider of broadcast and broadband services. We work in close cooperation with the best satellite operators and have long term cooperation on existing and upcoming satellites, which enables us to provide the highest level and at the same time a very affordable service to our clients. Having highly skilled professionals as regional representatives all over the world, Belinter Media is able to meet its clients needs and broadcast their content anywhere in its service areas.

About HISPASAT

HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese audiovisual content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services which include Internet access, mobility and the extension of mobile networks, in addition to other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.

Press contact:

Víctor Inchausti – tel. +34 91 710 25 40 – vinchausti@hispasat.es / comunicacion@hispasat.es

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