Domestic Satellite KazSat-3 Begins Transmitting OTAU TV Programmes

Kazteleradio  started broadcasting OTAU TV programmes transmitted by the KazSat-3 satellite on March 1st, reported the press service of the KazCosmos National Space Agency.

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The technical centre of the Astana broadcasting network conducted tests, which showed positive results. The KazSat-3 satellite was put into operationin December 2014 andmade it possible to transfer the national broadcasting network to the domestic satellite.

To date, 14 Kazakh companies use KazSat-3 services, including major national broadcasters, military and enforcement agencies, as well as governmental bodies and private companies.

In recent years, Kazteleradio has broadcast programmes on the basis ofthe IntelSat foreign operator. However, between 2014 and 2015,Kazteleradio together with the Kazkosmos held a series of events to transfer the national broadcasting network to the KazSat communication system by the end of this year.

This measure will reduce the outflow of significant financial resources abroad and, most importantly, ensure the information security of Kazakhstan.

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