Israel-based satellite services provider RRsat is to launch a new C-band Multi-Channel Per Carrier (MCPC) platform for Africa, offering DVB-S2 capacity over the continent.
The platform will be on Measat’s Africasat-1a satellite, to be launched early next year.
The satellite will have coverage across Africa, the Middle East and Europe, enabling the new platform to offer full TV and radio coverage to the African continent.
Yaniv Lior, senior director of US sales and operations at RRsat said: “In order to meet the increased needs of the fast growing African broadcast television market, we will launch a new C-band MCPC platform on Africacast-1a, that is able to cost-effectively bring content from Europe, Asia and the Americas for C-band contribution and distribution to Africa. This platform will provide leading TV and radio channels the opportunity to reach new audiences across the continent, based on the RRsat Global Network.”