MultiChoice expands Sub-Sahara Africa DTT with Intelsat deal

African DTT operator MultiChoice is expanding the reach of its TV offering in Sub-Saharan Africa after signing a deal with satellite services provider Intelsat. 

MultiChoice will expand its C-band capacity on Intelsat 904 at 60º East in order to distribute content to its terrestrial towers for DTT services.

The deal will allow it to expand its DTT service GOtv to target new countries, as well as expand its offering in countries where it is already present – including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Namibia and Malawi.

“Intelsat is our primary partner for media satellite solutions in Africa, serving as our platform of choice for our Southern African direct-to-home (DTH) services and our DTT offerings. With Intelsat, we are able to broaden our reach in Sub-Saharan Africa and deliver more affordable and differentiated programming to the region,” said Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa.

“DTT is an important growth area for MultiChoice, and the quality, reliability and reach of Intelsat’s satellite network enable us to continue to expand our customer base and grow our GOtv product offering across the continent.”