More satellites grow viewing channels to over 40 African countries

By Cathy Shepherd

A Multi-year contract using Eutelsat’s dynamic 7° East neighbourhood means RCS Ghana can provide capacity for the broadcast of quantitative quality viewing.

RCS will use Ku-Band band capacity on EUTELSAT 7B to broadcast its fast growing free-to-air DTH bouquet comprising SD and HD channels to the Ghanaian market and over 40 other countries in Africa.

The Chairman and CEO of RCS Ghana, Mr Hamza Tanko, commented on the positive news,  “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 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.

Nicolas Baravalle, Regional Vice President, Sub Saharan Africa of Eutelsat praised the partnership: “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.”

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