SatLink Communications and SES Astra have announced an agreement for a capacity deal covering sub-Saharan Africa on the Astra 4A (the former Sirius 4) satellite.
Astra 4A, located at 5 degrees East, will host SatLink’s MCPC (Multi-Channel Per Carrier) platform, which aims to reach sub-Saharan African customers with free-to-air and encrypted DTH channels uplinked from Europe. Viewers will be able to use dishes as small as 90 centimetres.
“Our latest platform for Africa is a long awaited addition and strategically expands our total global content distribution experience. Africa is a fast-growing market and SatLink’s geographic location linking Europe, Africa and Asia makes our new platform ideal for broadcasters extending services or tapping into the African market,” said SatLink CEO David Hochner in a statement.
SatLink’s acquisition of capacity over Africa enhances its world-wide transmission capabilities and adds to its existing platforms over Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Australia, and to its extensive global fibre network.