RCS will use Ku-Band band capacity on Eutelsat 7B to broadcast its FTA DTH bouquet, comprising SD and HD channels, to the Ghanaian market and over 40 other countries in Africa.
Over 500 TV channels already broadcast from 7 degrees East, which has become a new DTH hotspot for sub-Saharan Africa.
Commenting on the development, Hamza Tanko, chairman and CEO of RCS Ghana, said: “We are delighted to partner with Eutelsat for the broadcast of the RCS DTH bouquet, delivering exceptional content to viewers in Ghana and beyond, and enabling the broadcast of any channel in Ghana in high quality and at compelling rates. The 7 degrees East position is ideal to serve the Ghanaian market and Eutelsat 7B offers consistent coverage and signal power all over Ghana as well as complete sub-Saharan coverage of over 40 African countries”.
Nicolas Baravalle, regional VP, sub Saharan Africa of Eutelsat, added: “We are proud to support RCS Ghana in rolling out this high-quality content offering. This contract reflects the buoyancy of the Ghanaian broadcast market, the attraction of the unparalleled coverage of our 7 degrees East neighbourhood and Eutelsat’s expertise in the African market. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration”.