iKO Media Group has signed a distribution agreement with Khabar Agency JSC. iKOMG will be offering Khabar Agency JSC global distribution services for Kazakh TV international TV channel as well as wide range support of channel's initiatives.

"Kazakh TV is an important strategic customer for iKO and we have pulled all our commercial and technical resources in order to come up with a tailored and highly effective solution to meet their specific needs. Our ability to create dedicated solutions depending on our clients' needs is a core value that sets iKO apart from other service providers," said Rami Goldberg, VP Sales EMEA.

iKO Media Group will provide distribution for Kazakh TV content to Europe via Hotbird satellite. Hotbird family forms one of the largest broadcasting systems in Europe, delivering 1000 television channels to more than 135 million TV homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. In addition, iKO will also provide distribution to North America over Galaxy 19 satellite and Asia via the Asiasat 5 Satellite.

"The partnership with iKO will allow us to grow our distribution to over three continents and reach millions of TV viewers over the world. In addition, iKO's flexible and advanced infrastructure is one of key component of Kazakh TV's new broadcasting model with an around the clock coverage in English, Russian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz languages that will be available already by next month," said Andrey Tarakov, Director of Kazakh TV.

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