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Ghana: Mega-Choice launching DTH with Eutelsat

Mega-Choice Digital Network, an associate company of Crystal TV, Ghana’s first private television network, has officialised the launch of its new DTH TV service in Ghana at the International Summit on Content Management for Digital Broadcasting and Media taking place in Accra. A ten-year contract has been inked with Eutelsat Communications for capacity connected to the African service area of the Eutelsat 16A satellite to support the launch of Mega-Choice that will feature well-known national and international channel brands.

Mega-Choice is focusing marketing of its new package to viewers in Ghana and will leverage the premium coverage of Eutelsat 16A to extend to other West African markets in a second phase. The new platform begins with a varied mix of free-to-air and pay channels and a strong accent on news and entertainment. The first channels – Aljazeera English, Crystal TV Prime, Crystal TV Xtra, Crystal TV Plus, Deutsche Welle, E TV Ghana, EWTN Africa & Asia, France 24 English, Narrow Gate TV, GMP Newsworld, CGTN, Paradise Music Channel, Metro TV and many others will be available to homes as FTA while Filmbox Africa, Filmbox Arthouse, Filmbox Action, Fightbox HD, Docubox, FashionBox, Fast & Fun Box, Madscreen Box, 360 Tunebox, Homeland TV, AMNET, Junior World TV and other premium channels including VoD content will be offered as pay-TV content.

Mega-Choice Group Chairman, Dr. Chief Crystal-Djirackor, said: “Eutelsat’s commitment towards the rollout of the Mega-Choice broadcast platform is beyond comparison. Eutelsat has made our journey to space with our broadcast services, very smooth and less challenging. Relying on the rich experience and expertise of Eutelsat, Mega-Choice Digital Network can now guarantee the best of broadcasting services to its clients across sub-Saharan Africa, enriching the Eutelsat 16A satellite neighbourhood with quality and compelling content.”

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