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Nigeria’s ACTV signs multi-year deal with Spacecom

ACTV CEO Godfrey Orkeh

ACTV CEO Godfrey Orkeh

Nigerian pay TV operator ACTV has signed a multi-year contract to use Israel-based Spacecom’s Amos-5 satellite to distribute its content in Ku-band from the 17° East position.

ACTV offers about 60 channels including premium services Sky News, Nickelodeon, BBC, Al Jazeera and Fox as well as a range of local channels, including music, children and youth, news, sports, lifestyle, religious, movie and entertainment services.

“Creating the ACTV platform is an exciting project and with the support of Amos-5 at 17°E we look forward to an exciting future. Nigerian viewers deserve choice, and we at ACTV are giving them new and stimulating offerings for their pleasure,” said Godfrey Okreh, CEO of ACTV.

“Our broadcast neighborhood is bringing information and knowledge to our viewers enabling them to enjoy life to its fullest. As a cost-effective platform backed by an organization based on delivering the highest quality service, ACTV is going to change Nigeria for the better.”

According to Spacecom, the contract will significantly strengthen 16-17° East position as the leading DTH and free-to-air video neighbourhood in West Africa.

“ACTV is primed to become a force of change in Nigeria’s communications sector and Spacecom is pleased to be their choice for satellite services. Amos-5 at 17° East reaches all of Nigeria with its strong signal. Our team business approach enables our ACTV partners to focus on their competitive advantages in the market,” said Eitan Mesika, Spacecom’s VP sales, West Africa.

“Since the satellite’s launch in 2013, we have enjoyed working with Nigerian clients and having ACTV is an example of how we are stepping up our strategy and moving forward in this fast moving market.”