Eutelsat and Nilesat have agreed partial renewal terms for Ku capacity at Eutelsat’s 7 degrees West position for broadcast services across the Middle East.
Eutelsat and Nilesat’s 7/8 degrees West video hotspot represents the most powerful, widespread and dense footprint in the Middle East and North Africa, reaching 90% of TV homes in the region. It is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the global satellite TV market with over 60 million homes and 1,000 channels.
Commenting on the multi-year, multi-transponder agreement, Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat’s CEO, said: “We are pleased to renew our collaboration with our long-standing partner, Nilesat, at this key orbital position for the Middle East and North Africa, further cementing our relationship and assuring service continuity to Nilesat’s customers in the region”.
Ahmed Anis, chairman and CEO of Nilesat, added: “We are very happy to pursue our cooperation with Eutelsat, enabling us to continue to optimize resources at the 7 degrees West position for satellite broadcasting and pursue our mission to provide reliable, secure, high quality broadcast services that aim to inform, educate and entertain our valued viewers throughout the Middle East and North Africa”.