The state-owned public broadcaster of the Principality, TVMonaco, has signed a multi-year agreement with SES in order to launch and distribute its new HD channel to millions of homes across Europe from SES’s prime TV neighbourhood of satellites at 19.2 degrees East.

Meanwhile, TVMonaco will also be distributed across the Middle East and North Africa via MonacoSAT-1, a joint telecommunication satellite that is kept at 52 degrees East by Space Systems International of Monaco (SSI-Monaco).

TVMonaco delivers news, sports, talk shows and documentaries, among other programming, all in high definition. The channel is designed to be a global broadcasting platform promoting tourism and innovation in Monaco, while also showcasing Monégasque culture.

“With its hybrid network and prime satellite locations, SES is the ideal partner to help us deliver the best of Monaco’s economy, culture and lifestyle to viewers across Europe, Middle East and North Africa and eventually to the rest of the world,” said Nathalie Biancolli, CEO of TVMonaco.

The global head of media at SES, Norbert Hölzle commented that “as a new customer, TVMonaco is tapping into our long history of helping public broadcasters expand into international markets to grow their foreign audience and bolster their home country’s profile on the global stage… Soon viewers in Europe, Middle East and North Africa will have access to the latest news and information about Monaco as a place to do business, visit on holiday or learn about its unique culture.”

With over 70 satellites in two different orbits, SES is indeed a leader in global content connectivity solutions. By leveraging its vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is capable of delivering high-quality video and data virtually anywhere in the world.

Featured image courtesy of SSI-Monaco