CCTV, Globecast to deliver French-language channel in West Africa

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 20-11-2013

Globecast has signed a contract with China Central Television (CCTV), through which it will deliver CCTV-Français, the network's French-language channel.

Broadcast on the SES-4 platform, the channel will be delivered to West African viewers as part of Canalsat package of 130 channels, radio stations, and services.

Canalsat is operated by Canal+ Afrique.

Globecast is providing a complete solution to bring the CCTV channels to the point of uplink, including contribution, encryption and encoding.

"SES-4 and the Canalsat bouquet are the ideal vehicles for CCTV to reach a large new audience of African viewers in more than 20 countries," said Philippe Fort, COO of Globecast.

With a global reach of more than a billion viewers, CCTV currently delivers seven of its 30 channels throughout Europe and Africa via Globecast platforms. In addition to CCTV-Français, CCTV recently moved four free-to-air channels for the African market to Globecast's SES-5 platform.