Six new Nigerian satellite channels
October 18, 2012 08.38 Europe/London By Robert Briel
SatLink Communications has announced that it has been selected by six Nigerian TV channels for a new DTH service.
SatLink will 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. The broadcasters will also be utilising SatLink’s end to end broadcast solutions including the company HD Playout Centre services to enable the distribution of the customer’s TV channel to suit African market demands.
Utilising the Amos 5 satellite, on 17 degrees East, Central-Africa Ku-band reach, SatLink will enable two international Christian Religious Channels, Voice of God (VOG) and Champions of Fire TV (CFTV) and Hola TV, a Nigerian entertainment channel, to effectively distribute content easily to Direct to Home viewers in the Western Africa, Eastern Africa and Central Africa regions.
On the C-band beam, Hosanna Broadcast Network will contribute their Christian and entertainment programs to Pan Africa, CFTV will broadcast also on Amos 5 C-band via Satlink and Optima Sports TV will be broadcasting 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.
Christian channel Voice of God (VOG) and Hola TV will play out and uplink their channels directly from Jerusalem to SatLink’s MCPC platforms.