Friday, 1 March 2013

MultiChoice Africa Steps Up Capacity To Expand The DStv Platform

MultiChoice Africa has signed new multi-year contracts with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) to boost the offer of its popular DStv pay-TV service. MultiChoice Africa is activating one additional transponder on the EUTELSAT 36A satellite in March, and a second to be activated in May. This takes to 22 the total number of transponders leased by MultiChoice at Eutelsat’s 36° East video neighbourhood.
The new capacity will reinforce the African content provided MultiChoice Africa through its leading Direct-to-Home platform. Launched from Eutelsat’s 36° 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.

Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice Africa, speaking in favour of the development said: “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. Our partnership with Eutelsat has enabled MultiChoice Africa to expand DStv services with the launch of new channels.”

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