Nigeria: SES enables access to new local TV channels

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Nigeria’s latest free-to-air (FTA) local channel bouquet, PREMIUM.FREE, has enabled local television broadcast audiences access to 13 new premium channels which are custom-made for African viewers. These include multinational language channels like Cinema Hausa, and popular African lifestyle channels such as True African.

Delivered via SES satellites. channel bouquet is supplied by AfricaXP, the independent African network.

CEO of AfricaXP, Craig Kelly, said that working with SES has enabled PREMIUM.FREE to achieve the maximum possible reach in Nigeria. “We are confident that localisation, coupled with our fresh international rights will provide the kind of content blend that modern West African audiences demand. Transmitted free-to-air via satellite, this is obviously a great offer at a price point that can’t be beaten.”

“The Nigerian FTA market in particular offers great opportunities for growth, and we are proud to have engaged with PREMIUM.FREE to deliver a differentiated content package for Nigeria and offer more choice for viewers,” added Clint Brown, Vice President of Sales and Market Development, Africa for SES Video. “New initiatives like this, which focus on delivering local and international content that is attractive for the end-consumer and is offered in high picture quality, will further develop consumer choice in Nigeria.”


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