Baku, 28 January 2016 – Azercosmos OJSCo, the premier satellite operator in the South Caucasus, signed an agreement with The Georgian Public Broadcasting (GBP) on commercial broadcast of one more TV channel – 2TV. In accordance with the agreement, 2TV which functions under GBP is broadcasted over Azerspace-1 via 11095/H/27500 frequency as of January 2016.
2TV was established in 1991. Currently, the channel broadcasts mainly documentaries and socio-political news which is viewed by 55% of Georgian population.
Azercosmos is the premier satellite operator in the Caucasus. Azerspace-1, the telecommunication satellite operated by Azercosmos, provides highly-reliable broadband and broadcast solutions to its customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The satellite, to operate in orbit for at least 15 years, was launched in February 2013 and is equipped with 36 transponders: 24 in C-band and 12 in Ku-band at 46° East longitude. In December 2014, Azercosmos took over the rights to operate and commercialize Azersky, high resolution (1.5m imagery products) optical Earth observation satellite, and entered into the commercial business of Earth observation services, including geo-Information services. Strategic development plans of the company include enhancing the coverage area and spectrum of services by launching the second telecommunications satellite Azerspace-2 at 45° East longitude in 2017 and a very high resolution optical Earth observation satellite in upcoming years. For more information, visit: www.azercosmos.com.