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Eutelsat secures new Multichoice capacity

September 12, 2016

By Chris Forrester

Multichoice/DStv Africa has taken a nine-year lease on an extra transponder from Eutelsat at 36 degrees East. The deal was announced at IBC.

Tim Jacobs, MultiChoice Africa CEO, said: “Thanks to the additional capacity booked with Eutelsat we will be able to accelerate our services.”

Michel Azibert, CCO at Eutelsat, added: “This contract further anchors our cluster of high-power satellites at 36 degrees East as a point of reference for broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa and our longstanding relationship with MultiChoice Africa, a video company that is a hallmark for quality and creativity.”

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