Télédiffusion d’Algérie renews Eutelsat deal for DTT coverage

Algerian national broadcasting company Télédiffusion d’Algérie has extended its contract for capacity on the Eutelsat 5 West A satellite to support the rollout of digital-terrestrial services in the country.

Télédiffusion d’Algérie has taken a 36MHz transponder at the 5° West position to feed its terrestrial transmitter network as well as to enable DTH reception with 60cm dishes. TV channels broadcast include Canal Algérie, A3, Programme National, TV4 Coran and TV5 Tamazight in addition to 20 national and regional radio stations.

Abdelmalek Houyou, director general of Télédiffusion d’Algérie said: “Eutelsat has provided TDA with clear evidence of its expertise in satellite broadcasting services. The successful DTH broadcasting of our radio and television services since 2007 represents a major step towards the successful deployment of digital-terrestrial television across Algeria.”