Eutelsat and Spacecom partner to optimise African broadcasts

Eutelsat and Spacecom partner to optimise African broadcasts

Eutelsat Communications and Spacecom, operator of the AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 satellites, have signed a partnership agreement which will drive expansion of digital entertainment services at one of Africa’s fastest-growing video neighbourhoods.

Rodney Benn, Eutelsat’s regional vice president for Africa said, “This agreement between Eutelsat and Spacecom shows how neighbouring operators can combine their strengths to offer Africa’s broadcast community the full benefits of their expertise. Spacecom is one of the most dynamic satellite companies in the African marketplace and we look forward to working with them on building on our shared vision of aggregating the most compelling content for TV viewers at a single neighbourhood.”

The two companies have established a framework for cross-commercialisation of Ku-band capacity connected to the high-power. The combined channel line-up of both satellites already comprises over 100 free-to-air African and international channels that can be received by standard 80cm dishes in a vast footprint covering over 30 million TV homes located notably in Francophone Africa and extending to Ghana and Nigeria.

Leveraging their respective knowledge of Africa’s fast-growing broadcast markets, the […]

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