in Home / Space

Eutelsat 16A satellite adds Eurochannel to sub-Saharan coverage

Posted 14 April 2013 · Add Comment

The range of channels broadcasting across sub-Saharan Africa via the Eutelsat 16A satellite has further increased with the launch of Eurochannel, the international TV channel dedicated to European films and series.

Eurochannel’s selection of Eutelsat 16A marks the latest step in its international expansion and comes three months after its launch into all Europe via Eutelsat.
The channel has signed a new five-year contract for capacity and services with Eutelsat Communications.
Leveraging Eutelsat 16A’s powerful Ku-band footprint that sweeps across Africa, from Senegal in the West to Madagascar in the East, Eurochannel has joined a digital platform uplinked by Eutelsat and comprising more 20 TV channels. 
Rodney Benn, regional vice president Africa at Eutelsat, said: “Eutelsat 16A has quickly established itself as a valued platform for content delivery to network headends and for DTH reception in Africa. Its reach of more than 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, combined with the services we are supplying from our Rambouillet teleport, enable us to satisfy a surge of new demand and we are delighted to welcome Eurochannel as the latest addition to the platform.”
Eurochannel chairman and CEO, Gustavo Vainstein, commented: “When we analysed our options for expansion across sub-Saharan Africa Eutelsat 16A quickly emerged as the obvious choice for its high-power and strong reach of our target audience.
“Working with Eutelsat since our launch across all Europe last year has enabled us to develop a solid relationship which we look forward to taking to the next level with this new phase in our international development.”

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Morocco begins to rethink its future

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, the Moroccan aeronautical and space industry had recorded a growth of more than 20% over the last two years. Now the Group of Moroccan Aeronautics and Space Industries (GIMAS) has launched a debate on the

RwandAir to restart its flights to and from London and Brussels

RwandAir is to resume flights to and from London and Brussels to Kigali from 3rd October 2020, as it reinstates its passenger network.

Emirates restarts flights to Luanda

Emirates' African network will expand to 15 destinations with the restart of Luanda, Angola from 1 October.

Qatar Airways increases more African services

Qatar Airways is to resume services to Entebbe, Seychelles, and Windhoek, as well as many more global destinations.

IATA: Quarantine measures hampering the restart of aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments in Africa and Middle East (AME) to implement testing as an alternative to quarantine measures when re-opening their economies.

MEBAA show postponed to February 2021

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has announced that the region’s business aviation platform, the MEBAA Show, will now take place from 22 February until 24 February 2021 at DWC, Airshow Site.

Aviation Africa 2021
See us at
Aviation Africa 2021SIAA2020 BT1020Aviation MENA 2021