Azam TV shifts services to Eutelsat 7C

By Content Nigeria reporter
September 22, 2020


African pay TV operator Azam TV has migrated its video platform from the Eutelsat 7B satellite to Eutelsat 7C, alongside agreeing a multi-year extension of its existing contract and entering an incremental capacity commitment.

Azam TV will utilise Eutelsat 7C to distribute some 120 channels in a mix of standard and high definition across its footprint covering Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Rwanda.

Patrice Paquot, Eutelsat’s deputy regional VP of sub-Saharan Africa, said: “We are honoured to continue to partner with Azam, one of our anchor customers at the 7° East position, as it successfully expands its broadcast offer. 7° East has become a new DTH hotspot for Sub-Saharan Africa and a key pay-TV neighbourhood for Eastern Africa with some of the fastest growth rates in the region.”

Jacob Joseph, deputy CEO of Azam, added: “Every Azam TV household will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of local and international programmes with excellent signal quality. We are delighted to rely on Eutelsat to leverage the unparalleled reach of its 7° East position.”

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