MultiChoice Africa has signed new multi-year contracts with Eutelsat Communications to boost the offer of its DStv pay-TV service.
MultiChoice Africa is activating one additional transponder on the Eutelsat 36A satellite from March, with a second to be activated from June. This takes to 22 the total number of transponders leased by MultiChoice at Eutelsat’s 36 degrees East video neighbourhood.
The new capacity will reinforce the African content provided by MultiChoice Africa through its DTH platform. Launched from Eutelsat’s 36 de grees East neighbourhood in 2000, DStv delivers television to viewers in 50 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, offering a dynamic technology platform and a range of bouquets built around compelling news, premium films, documentaries and sports channels.
“At MultiChoice Africa, our mission is to be constantly at the cutting edge of new technology that enables DStv subscribers to enjoy the very best home television experience,” said Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice Africa.
“Our partnership with Eutelsat has enabled MultiChoice Africa to expand DStv services with the launch of new channels. We are proud that the DStv channels remain of the best quality and consistently deliver new and exciting programming that enhances subscriber viewing pleasure, with examples of constant product developments including our DStv-on-Demand services and High Definition channels.”
Jean-François Lepince-Ringuet, Eutelsat’s CCO added: “This new step strengthens our longstanding collaboration with MultiChoice, a hallmark in Africa for quality and creative digital TV services that continue to innovate and match consumer expectations. The additional capacity booked by MultiChoice also further anchors 36° East, occupied by the Eutelsat 36A and B satellites, as a beacon for multi-channel viewing across sub-Saharan Africa.”