Pantelio platform: new opportunity in Europe

12 September 2018 Belintermedia Ltd, a global provider of a wide range of telecommunication services, in a joint agreement with Panaccess, the audiovisual service provider, and Hispasat, a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese audiovisual content, presented Pantelio, a direct-to-home (DTH) television platform for the Slovak and Czech markets in the Slovak city of Zvolen.

Pantelio platform is one of the pay TV platforms offering initially 40 SD and 60 HD channels, including premium content such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Eurosport, Disney Channel, 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.

The platform is distributed through the Hispasat 30W-5 satellite, located in 30°W.

Gil Boruchovski, the Head of Belintermedia, mentioned that “it was initially a good idea which was worth the efforts we all made to realize it. We are glad that our cooperation with Panaccess and Hispasat was successful, offering new opportunities for the customers on Slovak and Czech markets as well as for all the partners.”

Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer of Hispasat, mentioned that "the deal with Panaccess and Belintermedia 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 Belintermedia 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”.