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Skylink (TV platform)

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Skylink (TV platform)

Towercom, TradeTec
Type Private
Industry Telecommunication
Founded 2007 (2007)
Headquarters Prague, Czech Republic
Bratislava, Slovakia
Key people Jaromír Glisník
Products Television, direct broadcast satellite

Skylink is a satellite service that offers Czech and Slovak TV and radio stations to residents of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The package includes channels received without subscription and pay-TV channels.

A number of HDTV channels were introduced into the package in 2009, and Skylink claimed to have 500,000 subscribers from Slovakia and the Czech Republic,[1] but by the end of the 2009, Skylink had 900,000 subscribers.[2] Furhermore by April 2010, Skylink has reached 1,000,000 subscribers. Initially, all channels were scrambled in the Cryptoworks System. However, this system will only be supported until 2012. Currently, Skylink scrambles all channels in the new Irdeto System. Therefore all new channels are now scrambled only in the Irdeto System, and each customer has the possibility to buy a new card Skylink Výměna (Skylink exchange), which is able to decode both new Irdeto as well as old Cryptoworks codes simultaneously, and can work in old Cryptoworks decoders - customers do not have to change their receivers for new Irdeto decoders.

The Skylink package is broadcast from Astra 3A at 23.5° east.


Free-to-view channels

SD Pay channels – Multi pack

SD Pay channels – CS TV pack

HD Pay channels – HD PLUS pack

Extra channels


Kombi pack

See also


  1. ^ Dziadul, Chris (17 March 2009). "Sky Link prepares more HD". Broadband TV News. 
  2. ^ "Skylink překročil 900 000 karet" (Press release) (in Czech). Skylink. 13 January 2010. 

External links

  • Skylink website (Czech Republic)
  • Skylink website (Slovakia)
  • SES guide to receiving Astra satellites
  • SES guide to channels broadcasting on Astra satellites
  • HDTV on Astra satellites
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