DW changes satellites for Africa

October 29, 2012 10.43 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Deutsche Welle (DW) is changing satellites for improved reception in Africa, the broadcaster said today.

DW is now broadcast on Ku-band on the SES-5 satellite at 5 degrees West for reception in Africa. The change will make it easier for viewers to tune in with their own DTH dish.

DW has changed its satellite broadcasting to Africa so radio listeners and TV viewers can enjoy improved technical service and broadcast quality. The change to SES-5 on Ku-band has been effective since September and makes it possible for viewers in Africa to tune in to DW at home with a small satellite dish (80cm to 180cm).

For television, DW will simulcast on SES-5 and the previously used Eutelsat 5 West A until November 30, 2012. Radio programming will be simulcast on SES-5 and Eutelsat 5 West A until September 30, 2014.

The change to Ku-band ensures the highest broadcast quality and means more listener and viewer satisfaction, according to DW.