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Société burkinabè de télédiffusion (SBT) is using Eutelsat’s 3B satellite to help transition the nation to DTT.
Eutelsat has secured a multi-year agreement with SBT, which is the public agency responsible for the development of DTT. Announced at Discop Abidjan, the capacity will add to the existing distribution deal in place which delivers about 20 channels to 35 DTT towers throughout the country.
Additional to the above agreement, Eutelsat will also supply capacity on Eutelsat 16A to extend coverage of public channels over Africa. Terms and contract values were not revealed.
Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial & Development Officer, added: “With this agreement, Eutelsat is leveraging capacity on three of our satellites to contribute to Burkina Faso’s transition to a fully digital broadcasting environment. We are proud to support SBT in its drive to accelerating access to DTT channels for all Burkinabe homes.”