Magyar Telekom to launch satellite TV service

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Magyar Telekom (NYSE: MTA)(Budapest: MTELEKOM) today announced the introduction of a nationwide satellite TV offering under the brand T-Home Sat TV

BUDAPEST — As part of Magyar Telekom’s rebranding campaign, the company has today launched a nationwide satellite TV service under the brand T-Home Sat TV. T-Home’s new Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite (DVB-S2) service offers favorably priced packages and discounts, a variety of channels grouped into thematic packages, and premium picture and voice quality, as well as electronic program listings. Exploiting its unique position as a provider of internet, TV and telephone services accessible in the home or on the move, Magyar Telekom aims to position itself as the leading triple play company in Hungary. Following the introduction of the nationwide satellite service, Magyar Telekom now offers TV services on three different platforms: cable TV, IPTV and satellite TV.

Currently two T-Home Sat TV packages are available: the Basic package, which includes 14 channels and the Family package, which has 49 channels. When subscribing for the Family package, optional thematic packages can also be chosen. For a one-year commitment, the T-Home Sat TV Basic package costs HUF 1,490 per month, while the Family package is HUF 2,990 per month. Significant discounts can be received for subscriptions to 2Play or 3Play services.

The service is on Amos 3 at 4.0°W with Conax conditional access.