Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year contract with RCS Ghana to provide capacity for the broadcast of its Direct-to-Home (DTH) bouquet. The African broadcast TV provider plans to use Ku-Band band capacity on EUTELSAT 7B to broadcast its free-to-air DTH bouquet comprising SD and HD channels to the Ghanaian market and more than 40 other African countries.
More than 500 TV channels are broadcast from Eutelsat’s 7° East neighborhood, which has become a DTH hotspot for Sub-Saharan Africa. Eutelsat Sub Saharan Africa Regional Vice President Nicolas Baravalle said in a Tuesday release that this contract reflects “the buoyancy of the Ghanaian broadcast market, the attraction of the unparalleled coverage of our 7° East neighborhood.”
RCS Ghana Chairman and CEO Hamza Tanko commented, “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.”