Advanced Television

Tunisia extends FTA platform with Eutelsat

May 24, 2016

The Tunisian broadcasting corporation (ONT) has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications to broadcast its new subscription-free TV platform across North and West Africa. ONT has selected the powerful Eutelsat 7 West A satellite to reach viewers across the region.

The ONT is consolidating around ten Tunisian channels in a single package at 7/8° West, North Africa’s leading satellite broadcasting neighbourhood. Eutelsat 7 West A’s footprint also enables the ONT to extend reach to West Africa. Homes equipped with a satellite dish pointing to 7/8° West will be able to enjoy improved image quality and easier navigation of the channels in the platform.

Nôomên Elfehri, Tunisia’s Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, stated: “The launch of this national project is a vehicle for Tunisia’s sovereignty in the field of broadcasting. Viewers will be able to enjoy a diversified and quality line-up of Tunisian content.”

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