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“Orion” expands its operation over Georgia

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Since the first half of June this year the telecasts of the Russian DTH-platform “Orion” will be available in Georgia.

According to the portal ComNews, the platform entered into agreement with the cable operator Super TV, which would allow the latter to offer their services beyond the capital of Georgia Tbilisi and come into other areas of the country.

The source adds that the “Orion” acts as a technical partner providing a full range of broadcasting services, including satellite capacities (Intelsat 15 and Horizons 2, both operate in the orbital position of 85°E), conventional access, maintenance and subscription control equipment.

Moreover, the company also provides hybrid (satellite terrestrial) Chinese-made set-top boxes.

Zurab Chigogidze, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Super TV, remarks that he considered cooperation offers of a variety of satellite operators, including the “Tricolor TV”.

However, it is the company “Orion” that managed offering the most flexible business terms and conditions and promised to implement the project in the shortest possible time.

The company Super TV is the third largest provider of pay-TV services in Georgia after SilkNet and Global TV.

The company currently provides some 49,000 subscribers in Tbilisi with access to over 150 TV channels.

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