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A1 Group and Mezzo Extend European and APAC Cooperation

 A1 Group and Mezzo Extend European and APAC Cooperation
A1 Group and Mezzo have renewed, broadened, and strengthened their cooperation across Europe and the APAC regions. The annoucement has been made by Thema (a Canal + company). Previously available on A1’s Pay-TV platform A1 Xplore TV in Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, and Slovenia, Mezzo and Mezzo Live will now also be accessible in A1 Austria’s network, catering to Austria’s classical music enthusiasts.

In addition to maximizing the distribution of both channels all over European A1’s TV networks, THEMA has helped Mezzo enter a broader technical partnership with A1 Group’s Broadcasting division which provides satellite services for both channels:
- For Mezzo’s signal over Europe, including uplink and satellite capacity on Eutelsat’s prime HotBird position,
- As well as a renewed complete technical service provision for Mezzo Live’s signal over the Asia-Pacific region, including uplink and satellite capacity on the Apstar-7 satellite.

Elena Petrova, Head of Group Content Procurement and Broadcasting at A1 Group, commented on this renewed cooperation: “We are excited about this new cooperation, which strengthens our partnership and allows us to expand the Mezzo channels within the A1 Group footprint, and way beyond. It undoubtedly accelerates the distribution of Mezzo channels not only across Europe but also in the Asia-Pacific area and confirms impressively that A1 Group's Broadcasting division is a reliable distribution and technical partner for TV providers globally.”

Wilfried Texier, Executive Director of Mezzo, added: “This renewed and stronger partnership with A1 Telekom Austria Group in Europe and in Asia is crucial to both Mezzo channels, as it allows Mezzo and Mezzo Live to reach further audiences globally, who can enjoy the very best of high-quality classical music, dance, and jazz.”

Patrick Rivet, CEO of THEMA, expressed his satisfaction with the expanded partnership: “THEMA is extremely happy to consolidate and broaden Mezzo’s cooperation with A1 Group. Not only in Austria and Europe but also across the Asia-Pacific, thanks to this new, stronger, extended distribution and technical cooperation.”

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