RRsat launches C-band platform for Africa

RRsat will launch a new platform offering DVB-S2 capacity in C-band, based on MEASAT’s Africasat 1a satellite to be launched in early 2013.

The satellite will have coverage across Africa, the Middle East and Europe, enabling the new platform to offer full TV and radio coverage to the African continent.

“In order to meet the increased needs of the fast growing African broadcast television market, we will launch a new C-band MCPC platform on Africasat-1a, that is able to cost-effectively bring content from Europe, Asia and the Americas for C-band contribution and distribution to Africa,” said Yaniv Lior, Senior Director of US Sales and Operations.

“This platform will provide leading TV and radio channels the opportunity to reach new audiences across the continent, based on the RRsat Global Network.”