MultiChoice to expand DTT offering in Africa with Intelsat capacity

by Staff Reporter | April 15th, 2014

African direct-to-home (DTH) operator MultiChoice will expand the reach of its digital terrestrial TV (DTT) offering in Sub-Saharan Africa using C-band capacity on the Intelsat 904 satellite at 60 degrees East. MultiChoice’s GOtv product offering will reach Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Namibia and Malawi, as well as target new countries.

“Intelsat is our primary partner for media satellite solutions in Africa, serving as our platform of choice for our Southern African DTH services and our DTT offerings. With Intelsat, we are able to broaden our reach in Sub-Saharan Africa and deliver more affordable and differentiated programming to the region,” says Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice Africa.

“DTT is an important growth area for MultiChoice, and the quality, reliability and reach of Intelsat’s satellite network enable us to continue to expand our customer base and grow our GOtv product offering across the continent.”

Grant Marais, Intelsat’s Regional Vice-President of Africa Sales, adds: “Intelsat has a strong track record of supporting DTT and DTH deployments throughout Africa. Intelsat 904 C band provides MultiChoice with unparalleled reception quality, reliability and reach, enabling them to expand their DTT service offerings in Sub-Saharan Africa. As DTT signals allow for more efficient use of spectrum, MultiChoice will be able to provide existing and new customers with more differentiated content at very competitive prices.”

 

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