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SatLink extends DTH distribution in Nigeria

October 15, 2012

SatLink Communications, a teleport and HD Playout Centre delivering content to every corner of the world, has been selected by six Nigerian TV Channels to provide end-to-end broadcast services and content distribution to Central and Pan-Africa on the AMOS 5 satellite Ku-band and C-Band platforms. The broadcasters will also be utilising SatLinkâs end to end broadcast solutions including the company HD Playout Centre services to enable the  distribution of the customer’s TV channel to suit African market demands.

Utilising the AMOS 5 satellite, on 17ËšEast, Central-Africa Ku-band reach, SatLink will enable two international Christian Religious Channels, Voice of God (VOG) and Champions of Fire TV (CFTV) and Hola TV, a Nigerian entertainment channel, to effectively distribute content easily to Direct to Home viewers in the Western Africa, Eastern Africa and Central Africa regions.

On the C-band beam, Hosanna Broadcast Network will contribute their Christian and entertainment programmes to Pan Africa, CFTV will broadcast also on Amos 5 C-band via Satlink and Optima Sports TV will be broadcasting two terrestrial sports channels carrying premium content from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA  Europa League, the FA Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga to its audience of Sub-Saharan African viewers.

The selection of the AMOS 5 Ku- and C-band will extend the channels’ reach to many of the emerging broadcast markets within Africa including Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique.

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