Baku, 4 February 2016 – Azercosmos OJSCo, the premier satellite operator in the South Caucasus, signed an agreement with Maestro TV and Saperavi TV of Georgia on commercial broadcast of the channels. In accordance with the agreement, the channels are broadcast over Azerspace-1 via 11095/H/27500 frequency as of 2016.
To note, Maestro TV was established in 1995. The channel, which is popular among the Georgian population, is mainly broadcasting public, political, social, sports, musical, cultural, children’s programs, feature films and documentaries. As for Saperavi, the channel broadcasts programs reflecting old Georgian traditions.
The satellite operator has also signed an agreement with RS FM, the Turkish radio channel. In accordance with the agreement, the radio channel, which airs music and informative programs, is transmitted over Azerspace-1 via 11135/H/27500 frequency as of February 2016.
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.