Eutelsat agrees to African contract

January 25, 2010

The satellite fleet provider Eutelsat has announced one of the largest deals in its history.

The deal is with MultiChoice Africa, based in Mauritius, and it involves a fifteen year long arrangement that will see the broadcaster leasing as many twenty transponders on the brand new Eutelsat W7 satellite.

MultiChoice already leases space on the W4 satellite, but the programming will all be transferred to the W7 satellite as soon as possible.

By moving transponders the MulitChoice signal will become stronger in Africa, apart from Madagascar where it is expected that the signal will be become weaker.

This improvement in signal strength will now allow Multichoice to use the Eutlesat transponders to broadcast educational content to over seven hundred schools across Africa.


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