iROKO chooses STN for playout

STNAfrican TV platform iROKO has chosen Slovenia-based STN to provide playout and distribution services for its Nollywood entertainment channels via Eutelsat’s 5WA satellite with wide beam coverage over Africa.

The iROKO Play and iROKO Plus channels will be delivered to viewers ofver digital-terrestrial TV across Africa.

STN is providing redundant playout services, with graphics and scheduling options for both channels.

The two channels went live on May 1.

“We had to chose between different operators mainly located in Paris, but STN offered the best package in terms of cost, infrastructure and technical capabilities,” said Cedric Pierre-Louis, VP, linear TV at iROKO. “We have experienced their professionalism and strong customer assistance, which, so far, confirmed that we have picked the right partner.”

Janja Lovsin, operations manager at STN, said: “It’s all part of STN’s professional and personal touch and it was our pleasure to be part of the first phase of iROKO’s new content distribution strategy.”

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