Bulsatcom

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Bulsatcom
Joint Stock Company
Industrytelecommunications
Founded2000
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
Key people
Maxim Zayakov, CEO Plamen Genchev, CEO
ProductsSatellite television, Internet services
RevenueBGN 155 million
Number of employees
1800
Websitewww.bulsat.com

Bulsatcom is Bulgarian satellite television, internet & mobile operator, founded in year 2000 as the first DVB-C operator in the country. The company is operated from Sofia and Stara Zagora. Since 2009 it has entered the internet service provisioning market and since 2015 the company also provides 4G LTE mobile data services. The company is currently the biggest in term of number of pay-TV subscribers in Bulgaria and has added in late 2015 IPTV services to its product portfolio.

Bulsatcom, through its sister company "Rozenfeld and KO AD" owns the channels TV+ and Otblizo TV, along with sports channels F+ and Sport+ and film channels Film+, Cinema+, Comedy+ and Action+.

BulgariaSat-1[edit]

Bulsatcom launched its own satellite named BulgariaSat-1 on the 23rd of June 2017 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch Vehicle. This launch was the second time a Falcon 9 core has been reused for commercial purposes.[1] The Satellite was constructed by the American company SSL and is based on their SSL 1300 Series Satellite Platform which was awarded in 2014.[2]

Future plans[edit]

The CEO of Bulsatcom, Maxim Zayakov, has expressed the intention of the company to launch its own second satellite which will be named BulgariaSat-2 in the next 4–5 years.[3]

Bulsatcom in Serbia[edit]

Bulsatcom launched a localised Serbian version of the platform in 2010. It is known under the name "Polaris Media". It is the cheapest satellite provider in Serbia, which allowed it to achieve a huge popularity, especially in the rural areas of the country.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SpaceX Falcon 9 success with second flight involving BulgariaSat-1 mission - NASASpaceFlight.com". www.nasaspaceflight.com.
  2. ^ "Award & Launch History – 1300 Bus Satellites". www.sslmda.com.
  3. ^ "Булсатком може да изстреля втори сателит до 4-5 години - Bloombergtv.bg".

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