SES has launched an Ebola-focused education channel to be broadcast via satellite in West Africa. The channel, called “Fight Ebola”, will be available to both free-to-air TV viewers and pay-TV subscribers and transmitted from the Astra 2F satellite at 28.2 degrees East and from SES-5 at 5 degrees East. It aims at informing populations in affected areas about the nature and dangers of the disease and how to fight it.
Part of West Africa is dealing with the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
“Through the channel we hope to further educate people. Many people do not understand this disease and therefore, tragically, do not seek the medical care they need. Fight Ebola broadcasts content to millions of people that need to be informed on the risks of Ebola. The content on the channel comes from multiple sources endorsed by the Luxembourg Ministry of Health”, said Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Senior Vice President Commercial Africa at SES.