The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has entered into partnership with Germany’s Romantis to create a new DTH platform covering Africa.

Employing the new Russian Express-AM6 satellite, launched on October 21, and German teleport VicusLuxLink, it will allow new and existing broadcasters to launch national and regional TV services all over the continent.

Commenting on the platform, Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC’s DG, said: “Based on the use of RSCC Express-AM6 spacecraft capacity, this project pioneers on the African continent, and in this respect we are truly happy that the project is implemented together with Romantis acting as one of our key partners. In accordance with our target, when the satellite is commissioned and put into the commercial operation, we are planning to deliver the TV broadcasting services on the African market which presents a very attractive business platform. The broadcasters will get the ready-made solution to provide such services.”

Dr. Harald W.Stange, CEO of Romantis, added: “We appreciate the long-term successful cooperation with RSCC, especially in the field of TV broadcasting which is a significant part of Romantis worldwide business activities. The launch of the new RSCC satellite with the capacity related engagements in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will boost the business cooperation between RSCC and Romantis to a new level.”