SatLink extends market reach for six Nigerian DTH channels

Louise Duffy | 15-10-2012

SatLink Communications has been selected by six Nigerian TV channels to provide end-to-end broadcast services and content distribution to Central and Pan-Africa on the AMOS 5 satellite Ku-band and C-band platforms.

Using the AMOS 5 satellite, on 17 degrees East, Central-Africa Ku-band reach, SatLink will enable two international Christian channels, Voice of God (VOG) and Champions of Fire TV (CFTV) and Hola TV, a Nigerian entertainment channel, to distribute content to direct to home (DTH) viewers in the Western Africa, Eastern Africa and Central Africa regions.

On the C-band beam, Hosanna Broadcast Network will broadcast to Pan Africa, CFTV will broadcast via Satlink and Optima Sports TV will broadcast two terrestrial sports channels carrying premium content from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, the FA Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga to its audience of Sub-Saharan African viewers.

The selection of the AMOS 5 Ku-band and C-band will extend the channels’ reach to many of the emerging broadcast markets within Africa including Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique.

David Hochner, CEO of SatLink, said: “These latest African customer announcements represent an important milestone in our engagement with the African market place as a strategic focus for our company. These are perfect examples of where we can add value to African broadcasters looking for an end-to-end service including all equipment and installations as well as satellite distribution and playout services to deliver localised content into and out of Africa."