Euronews is expanding its reach in Sub-Saharan Africa with new distribution agreements with DStv Africa and Ouest TV, as well as launching on a DTT network in Mozambique.
The DStv Africa satellite bouquet is now carrying the Portuguese service of Euronews on GoTV+, its DTT service in Mozambique.
DStv has also decided to allocate a specific channel to Euronews Portuguese for its DTH customers in Mozambique and Angola.
DStv Africa now offers its Sub-Saharan viewers seven out of Euronews’ 13 languages (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian).
Euronews and Ouest TV, a news channel for West and Central Africa, have signed an agreement allowing the African channel to rebroadcast programmes, live, from Euronews French, every hour between 18:30 and 23:30, in 30-minute segments.
Based in Senegal, Ouest TV broadcasts in French to 24 countries in West and Central Africa. It is also available unencrypted across Sub-Saharan Africa via the Amos 5 satellite.
“Africa has been a key focus of our development for many years. Currently, 18 million viewers in Sub-Saharan Africa receive Euronews,” said Arnaud Verlhac, Euronews’ director of international distribution.
“And, as we prepare for the launch of its sister channel, Africanews,* our strengthened relations with the biggest TV operators on the continent is a very positive sign for our development in the future.”
“Reinforcing our presence in Portuguese-speaking Africa proves that the multilingualism of Euronews is a determining factor in our development in emerging markets such as this one,” added Jean-Luc Maertens, head of distribution Africa and the Middle-East:
“DStv Africa wisely chose to create a dedicated channel for Euronews in Portuguese for its satellite line-up and to include our channel on its brand new DTT bouquet, GO TV+ in Mozambique.”