Hellas-Sat Kofinou Teleport on CyprusHellas-Sat Kofinou Teleport on Cyprus The Hellas-Sat Kofinou Teleport on Cyprus is operated by Hellas-Sat Satellite Operator, a premium satellite communications solutions provider founded in 2001. It operates Teleports in Greece and Cyprus and owns and operates the HellasSat-2 satellite. The company jointly owns the Hellas-Sat 3/Inmarsat S EAN satellite with Inmarsat, and operates a payload on the Hellas-Sat 4/SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite at 39° East owned by Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). In 2013 Hellas-Sat was acquired by Arabsat, the 6th largest satellite operator in the world. Hellas-Sat satellites are located at 39° East orbital slot offering coverage over Europe, Middle-East and Southern Africa. The company has developed a network of strategically located teleport partners with DVB platforms, carrying over 100 Arabic television channels, including MBC and Rotana DTH platforms and IP-based services through its two fixed beams over Europe, and two steerable beams over the Middle East and South Africa. It offers high-power, direct-to-home transmissions as well as occasional video feeds and Internet access services. The Hellas-Sat satellite fleet reportedly caters to an audience of almost three million DTH subscribers in Central and Eastern Europe, who watch premium satellite TV services from three DTH platforms, namely Dolce in Romania, Bulsatcom and others. The Hellas-Sat group consists of two companies:
- Hellas-Sat Consortium, Ltd. a joint Greece-Cyprus venture registered in Cyprus with the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) as the majority shareholder, partnered with other strategic investors from Greece and Cyprus.
- Hellas-Sat SAT S.A is registered in Greece being subsidiary of the Cyprus Company. The Greek company manages and operates the uplink infrastructure of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) which is able to access 5 transponders providing multiplexing facilities for Video and Radio services, Conditional access for pay TV services and IP/data handling.