RRsat to launch new C-Band MCPC platform with complete coverage of Africa

Louise Duffy | 13-11-2012

RRsat America has signed a contract with MEASAT Satellite Systems (MEASAT) to launch a new C-band MCPC platform on the AFRICASAT-1a satellite planned for launch in early 2013. The satellite will have coverage across Africa, the Middle East and Europe, enabling the new platform to offer full TV and radio coverage to the African continent.

Yaniv Lior, senior director of US sales and operations, said: "In order to meet the increased needs of the fast growing African broadcast television market, we will launch a new C-band MCPC platform on AFRICASAT-1a, that is able to cost-effectively bring content from Europe, Asia and the Americas for C-band contribution and distribution to Africa. This platform will provide leading TV and radio channels the opportunity to reach new audiences across the continent, based on the RRsat Global Network."