African Pay-TV Platform Secures Eutelsat Capacity
March 5, 2010 | Staff Writer

Eutelsat signed a capacity deal for a new pay-TV platform in Africa, the company announced March 2.
Upstar Comunicações, a joint venture of Portuguese media group Zon Multimedia the Angolan group Socip, intends to launch a pay-TV platform Zap in Angola. The five-year contract covers the lease of five Ku-band transponders on the Southern Africa beam of Eutelsat's W7 satellite, which began service in January.
“Eutelsat's W7 satellite meets our precise requirements for building a pay-TV network across Angola using small consumer terminals,” Nuno Aguiar, CEO of Zap, said in a statement.