The announcement comes alongside a multi-year extension of Azam TV’s existing contract with Eutelsat. This extension also comes with an incremental capacity commitment.
Azam is one of the leading pay TV operators in Africa, and will utilise Eutelsat 7 C to distribute some 120 channels in a mix of standard and high definition across its footprint covering Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Rwanda.
Patrice Paquot, deputy regional vice president, Sub Saharan Africa of Eutelsat said: “We are honored to continue to partner with Azam, one of our anchor customers at the 7° East position as it successfully expands its broadcast offer. 7° East has become a new DTH hotspot for Sub-Saharan Africa and a key pay-TV neighbourhood for Eastern Africa with some of the fastest growth rates in the region.”
Jacob Joseph, deputy CEO of Azam added: “Every Azam TV household will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of local and international programmes with excellent signal quality. We are delighted to rely on Eutelsat to leverage the unparalleled reach of its 7° East position.”
This is the latest deal for Eutelsat, which was recently endorsed by analysts at Berenberg as being “more robust than its peers… particularly compared to SES”
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