Eutelsat wins satellite deal from Orby TV

Eutelsat Americas has won a multi-transponder deal from Orby TV for capacity on the Eutelsat 117 West A satellite.
Eutelsat for broadband servicesOrby TV recently launched its affordable satellite service across the lower 48 continental United States. Orby TV is the first major mainstream English language DTH bouquet to launch in the US market in over 20 years.

Orby TV is leveraging Eutelsat 117 West A’s Ku-band coverage of the US to distribute its satellite television service, featuring pay-as-you-go flexibility, popular networks, free local channels, with no credit checks or contractual commitments.

Orby TV has two base programming packages priced at $40 (Essentials) or $50 (Extras) per month for up to four rooms, with optional premium network programming packages and DVR service available, Michael Thornton, CEO of Orby TV, said.

Mike Antonovich, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, said: “This deal showcases the important role satellite continues to play in TV distribution, even in well-established markets.”