TV5Monde Afrique joins Amos-5
February 20, 2013 10.39 Europe/London By Robert Briel

TV5Monde Afrique has joined the Amos-5 (17 degrees East) French-language broadcast bouquet.

SatLink Communications is providing a TV distribution platform on the satellite via its MCPC (Multi Channel Per Carrier) feed.

Denise Epoté, director of TV5Monde Afrique, said, “As the number one brand in Africa, we’re excited to bring our superior programming to the Amos-5 French-speaking neighborhood at 17 degrees East. With a clear and powerful signal from Dakar in the Northwest all the way to La Réunion in the Southeast, the satellite offers our signal to more French-speaking audiences and in a simple manner.”

David Hochner, CEO of SatLink Communications, said: “The demand for high quality broadcast content in Africa is an area which is seeing exponential growth, particularly within the Francophone communities, as it is one of the most desirable markets for broadcasters as they continue to push their content to all corners of the continent.

“By provisioning full end-to-end broadcast solutions across three platforms on the Amos-5 satellite, SatLink is able to provide full coverage across Africa for both international and national broadcasters looking to capitalise on this market opportunity. Combining our expanding operations in this region with our unrivalled location means that broadcasters such as TV5Monde Afrique benefit from a true partner to deliver content to Africa.”

“The importance of the Amos-5 French-speaking Ku-band’s location at 17 degrees East cannot be emphasised enough,” said Amir Carmeli, VP, sales, West Europe at Spacecom. “We reach the African continent’s primary French-speaking areas, and with a growing neighbourhood, Amos-5 is a highly attractive property for French broadcasters. With TV5Monde Afrique, we are quickly emerging as leaders in this competitive environment.”