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Booth #1B38 – RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15.09.2017

Press Release

  • 15 September 2017 10:30 – 19 September 2017 16:00
  • Booth #1B38 – RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hellas Sat participates in the largest international gathering attended by many satellite TV broadcasting officials.
Visit us to discover the wide-ranging services from Central Europe to Southern Africa or Middle East  through the strategic position of our fleet at 39o East.
Our brand new satellite Hellas Sat 3 will be presented together with the launch of our new identity.

Free Entrance Ticket

Get your free entrance ticket to IBC from Hellas Sat using “11716” code in the “Exhibitor Customer Code” while registration.
Book your meeting now at sales@hellas-sat.net

See you soon!

Hellas Sat expands South African presence with Johannesburg office
11.07.2017

Press Release

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa. July 11, 2017 - Hellas Sat, a premium satellite operator offering services in Europe, Middle East and Africa, today announced the opening of its new sales office in Johannesburg, South Africa, strengthening its presence in the region.

The new office will allow Hellas Sat to increase the scope of its operations in South Africa, providing a new in-region, direct contact for sales and marketing while helping maintain its long-standing relationships within the South African telco industry.

Antonis Maniatis, who has more than a decade of experience in the South African telco industry, as well as holding an MSc in Satellite Communications, will manage the new office and act as the primary contact for the region. He will also be responsible for business development, as well as account management of the leading communication services and media companies operating in the region.

“The telco market in South Africa and the wider region is evolving at a rapid rate, with changing customer behavior putting increased demands on service providers,” said Maniatis. “In opening this new office, Hellas Sat has shown its commitment to helping those service providers meet the demands of their customers, as well as illustrating its desire to further its great relationships with the industry across the region.”

The new office follows the successful launch of the HS-3 satellite in June 2017, with which Hellas Sat secured additional capacity, along with superior coverage for the dynamic region of Sub-Saharan Africa. The new capacity of HS-3 will be complemented with cross-region connectivity solutions between Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa for both data and broadcasting services.

For more information, please visit the Hellas Sat website: www.hellas-sat.net.

About Hellas Sat

Hellas Sat is a premium satellite operator, offering services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It was established in August 2001 and owns and operates the Hellas Sat 2 & Hellas Sat 3 high power satellites at 39 degrees East, enabling in orbit backup possibilities. The successful launch of Hellas Sat 3 in 2017 will be followed by Hellas Sat 4 in 1H 2018, with new satellites delivering additional Ka & Ku capacity and services over the EMEA region. The company has been focusing on the development of the orbital position of 39° East into an attractive alternative proposition for video broadcasting, as well as VSAT applications and through the successful operation of three DTH platforms is broadcasting more than 300 HD and SD TV channels to more than 2.9 million households. Since April 2013, Hellas Sat is part of the Arabsat Group.

HS3-IS Satellite Successfully Launched
29.06.2017

Press Release

Koropi-Greece, Kofinou-Cyprus,  28th  of  June 2017 Hellas sat (member of the Arabsat Group) announces the successful launch of the HS3-IS Satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, in the presence of H.E. the Minister of Digital Policy, Communications and Media of Greece Mr. Nikos Pappas and H.E. the Minister of Transport Communications and Works of Cyprus Mr. Marios Demetriades.

The Ariane 5 liftoff occurred at 11:08 Athens time, carrying the HS3-IS satellite that was built by Thales Alenia Space. HS3-IS will be maintaining and expanding DTH and telecom services for the Hellas Sat business reach in Europe, Middle East and Africa from the orbital position of 39 Degrees East.

Christodoulos Protopapas CEO of Hellas sat stated: " We express our gratitude to the Governments of Greece and Cyprus, the Members of the Board of Directors and the Management of Arabsat for their valuable support on the Hellas sat satellite programs.  The growth of the Hellas Sat fleet with the addition of the Hellas sat 3 Satellite will expand our business opportunities in Europe, Middle East and South Africa, providing to our customers with state of the art satellite communications".

The Minister of Digital Policy, Communications and Media of  Greece Mr. Nikos Pappas stated: “We are very delighted for this special moment for Greece. We watched the launch of the Hellas sat 3, now travelling to the Greek orbital position, from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. With the establishment of the Hellenic Space Organization and the expanded technological capabilities of Hellas Sat 3 our country is recovering from a field that has been abandoned for years. Today, we turn the page in Greece's space policy. We are exploiting the possibilities offered by the existence of a satellite in the Greek orbital position both commercially and scientifically-research for commercial benefit and for the whole of the Greek society. "

The Minister of Transport, Communications and Works of Cyprus Mr. Marios Demetriades stated :” I welcome the launch of Hellas Sat 3, one of the largest European satellites ever built. I would like to congratulate the satellite manufacturer, the management, the program manager and the Hellas sat engineers who have completed within schedule the construction of such a technologically complex satellite.
My sincere gratitude to the Arabsat board of directors and to the government of Greece which in corporation with the government of Cyprus have provided unlimited support to the Hellas sat satellite program”.

The General Secretary for Telecommunications and Post of Greece, Mr. Vasilios Maglaras stated: “The new satellite will replace the existing Hellas sat 2 satellite and will perform first time activation of new Greek satellite spectrum, increasing our country's space rights. This private investment of hundreds of millions will benefit the country's telecoms, strengthen and enhance our space position and contribute to the development of the country's space potential. "

About Hellas sat:
Hellas Sat established in 2001 as the national satellite operator for the countries of Greece and Cyprus.  From 2013 is subsidiary of ARABSAT.  It offers from the orbital position of 39 degrees East state of the art, reliable and redundant satellite communications covering Europe, Middle East and South Africa.
With Teleports in Greece and Cyprus, Hellas Sat offers end to end satellite services to many customers and strategic partners.