Intelsat expands in Africa

Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of satellite services, has announced new contracts with customers utilising Intelsat’s premier African video distribution satellite neighborhoods and broadband capacity.

In Africa, Multichoice Africa Limited, the region’s premier pay-TV platform operator and programming distributor, expanded its commitment for capacity on Intelsat 904 for contribution services. This agreement complements Multichoice’s DTH capacity on Intelsat 7, Intelsat’s leading African media distribution neighborhood at 68.5 East.

Mumbai, India-based Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, one of India’s leading television, media and entertainment companies, also will begin distributing its programming at 68.5 East. The multi-year agreement spans Intelsat 10, and the follow-on Intelsat 20 satellite, scheduled for launch in mid-2012.

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