iSAT Africa secures Eutelsat delivery for DTT platform
| 13 September 2014
Wananchi Group’s iSAT Africa has acquired capacity on the Eutelsat 70B satellite for free-to-air digital terrestrial TV (DTT) broadcasts in its home country of Kenya and the wider East Africa region.
iSAT Africa’s initial channel offering include Family TV and K24, multiplexed in a DVB-S2 platform and uplinked from iSAT’s teleport in Nairobi to Ku-band capacity on Eutelsat 70B. The company said it was delighted with its partnership with Eutelsat for satellite capacity.
“We envisage that media houses in Africa will see digital migration as an opportunity to expand across more territories and therefore increase viewership. This is a great opportunity for any media house to cover the East Africa community and more than 160 million Swahili-speaking people using a single uplink located in Africa,” said Rakesh Kukreja, MD, iSAT Africa.
Michel Azibert, chief commercial & development officer, Eutelsat, added: “Eutelsat's infrastructure has played a key role in digital transition in Europe…We are delighted that the reach and performance of Eutelsat 70B meets the requirements of Wananchi.”