Muvi TV, the Zambian commercial broadcaster and one of Africa’s fastest-growing satellite TV platforms, is poised for a new phase of expansion. The company has renewed and expanded its satellite capacity requirements from Stellar, a German play-out centre and satellite uplink facility, that leases high-power capacity on the Eutelsat 7B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications to broadcast Muvi TV to Zambia and neighbouring countries.
The additional capacity enables Muvi TV to double the range of quality channels broadcast via Eutelsat 7B. From six channels launched in 2013, the platform now operates 12 channels, including popular Nigerian content, new Muvi-branded channels, as well as news, sports (including German Bundesliga matches), and innovative formats showing user-generated content.
Steve Nyirenda, CEO of Muvi TV, said: “Our tremendous growth over the last five years has been underpinned by our relationships with top technology partners. We are pleased to cement these partnerships with long-term agreements with two top providers – with Eutelsat for satellite capacity and with Stellar for play-out and turnaround services.”