Eutelsat, RCS partner for DTH
Global satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has signed a multi-year contract with RCS Ghana to provide capacity for the broadcast of its DTH bouquet, bringing content to viewers in Ghana and beyond.
With the use of the Ku-band frequency on the Eutelsat 7B satellite, RCS will be able to broadcast its fast-growing free-to-air DTH bouquet, comprising standard- and high-definition channels, to the Ghanaian market and more than 40 other countries in Africa.
The 7° east neighbourhood is a key orbital position for regional TV channels. Over 500 TV channels already broadcast from 7° east, which has become a new DTH hotspot for Sub-Saharan Africa, with some of the fastest growth rates in the region.
Hamza Tanko, chairman and CEO of RCS Ghana, said: “We are delighted to partner with Eutelsat for the broadcast of the RCS DTH bouquet, delivering exceptional content to viewers in Ghana and beyond, and enabling the broadcast of any channel in Ghana in high quality and at compelling rates. The 7° east position is ideal to serve the Ghanaian market and Eutelsat 7B offers consistent coverage and signal power all over Ghana as well as complete sub-Saharan coverage of over 40 African countries.”
Nicolas Baravalle, regional VP, sub-Saharan Africa at Eutelsat, added: “We are proud to support RCS Ghana in rolling out this high-quality content offering. This contract reflects the buoyancy of the Ghanaian broadcast market, the attraction of the unparalleled coverage of our 7° east neighbourhood and Eutelsat’s expertise in the African market. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration”
Eutelsat enables clients across video, data, government, fixed and mobile broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. More than 7,000 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks.