Slovenia-based Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN) has begun playout and distribution services for iROKO’s Nollywood entertainment channels on Eutelsat 5WA, with wide beam coverage over Africa.

The newly launched channels – iROKU Play and iROKO Plus – are now available to DTT viewers throughout the continent.

Commenting on the development, Janja Lovsin, STN’s operations manager, said: “It’s all part of the STN’s professional & personal touch and it was our pleasure to be part of the first phase of iROKO’s new content distribution strategy”.

Cedric Pierre-Louis, VP linear TV at iROKO, added: “We had to chose between different operators mainly located in Paris, but STN offered the best package in terms of cost, infrastructure and technical capabilities.

“We have experienced their professionalism and strong customer assistance, which, so far, confirmed that we have picked the right partner.”