Canal+ Afrique on SES
September 12, 2011
SES has confirmed that Canal+ Overseas, the international subsidiary of French Pay-TV operator Canal+, has contracted multiple transponders and signed a long-term agreement for its subsidiary Canal+ Afrique in order to distribute the Canal+/Canalsat pay-TV bouquet of channels in Africa over the SES-4 satellite at the orbital location of 338 degrees East.
Canal+/Canalsat is the first French-speaking pay-TV offer in Africa, distributed by Canal+ Afrique. The new contract with SES includes renewed and additional capacity and will allow Canal+ Overseas to extend its offer and migrate the pay-TV bouquet from the current NSS-7 spacecraft to the upcoming SES-4 satellite, without changing the orbital position and without a repointing of customer dishes.