In a statement, it says that the multi-year contract for video capacity leased on the Eutelsat West B Satellite following public tender remains valid and secures the partnership between the two companies.
Dr. Niguse Mitiku, CEO of EBC, said: “we would like to restate our confidence in Eutelsat. We are delighted to see Ethiopian homes pointed towards Eutelsat’s flagship position at 7/8 West, a key neighborhood in the Ethiopian broadcasting landscape, and we will continue to rely on their expertise in the region to enhance the viewing experience of Ethiopian population”.
Drawing on Ethiopian footprint of the Eutelsat’s 8 West B satellite for broadcasting its offering of more than 10 channels, EBC provides several million TV households equipped for satellite reception.
As previously reported by Broadband TV News, Eutelsat signed simultaneous multi-year contracts with the EBC and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters for video capacity on its Eutelsat 8 West B satellite in February this year.