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Turkish channel YOL TV launches on Astra with MX1

German-based Turkish channel YOL TV has chosen media services provider MX1 as its distribution service provider from June 1. MX1 delivers the channel via an SES satellite and provides the satellite uplink. YOL TV broadcasts from its studio in Cologne and transfers the transmission signal via an IP connection directly to MX1.

The free-to-air broadcaster’s programmes are now accessible to a much larger audience through its partnership with SES and MX1. YOL TV content is available via satellite on Astra 19.2 Degrees East and can be received in Turkish-speaking households across Europe.

YOL TV broadcasts predominantly Turkish-language programming, which is also distributed online, focusing on popular political and cultural topics in Turkey, Germany, and the world.

Speaking about the new partner, Christoph Mühleib, Managing Director Astra Deutschland, responsible for marketing and sales of Astra and MX1 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland said: “We welcome YOL TV as a new partner and are pleased that we can help the channel reach a more expansive range of 118 million TV households across Germany and Europe.”

“The new partnership with MX1 optimises the way we deliver content to our audiences,” said Veli Aydin, managing director at YOL TV.

“Through satellite broadcasting with MX1, our programme reaches more viewers than ever before, including those in our core target audience.”