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Eurochannel expands into Africa

Eurochannel, an international TV network dedicated to European films and series, has gone live across sub-Saharan Africa, after signing a new five-year deal with Eutelsat. 

The network has selected Eutelsat’s 16A satellite and will use its Ku-band footprint to widen its reach across Africa, from Senegal in the west to Madagascar in the east.

The move comes after Eurochannel also selected the same Eutelsat satellite to expand across Europe last November.

“When we analysed our options for expansion across sub-Saharan Africa Eutelsat 16A quickly emerged as the obvious choice for its high-power and strong reach of our target audience,” said Eurochannel Chairman and CEO, Gustavo Vainstein.

“Working with Eutelsat since our launch across all Europe last year has enabled us to develop a solid relationship which we look forward to taking to the next level with this new phase in our international development,” he added.