Azercosmos, the satellite operator in the South Caucasus, has signed an extended partnership agreement with Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, to increase capacity and coverage across Africa.
As a result of this expanded relationship with Azercosmos, Globecast is able to supply its customers across the continent with increased C-band capacity on the Azerspace-1 satellite.
Globecast’s platforms and their customers can now receive signals from the Azerspace-1 satellite and provide general entertainment, news, sports and special events coverage to viewers even in the most remote areas of the African region.
As an example of the benefits of the relationship, the popular Big Brother Naija Reality Shows will be aired exclusively on the Multichoice DSTV platforms across Africa utilising Azerspace-1’s contribution coverage capacity to ingest the feeds into Multichoice’s Command Centre throughout the year. The feeds are being uplinked in Nigeria and downlinked by both Multichoice and Globecast, the latter for redundancy.
“The high-quality coverage provided by the Azerspace-1 satellite is central to our partnership, alongside the technical support we receive. This cooperation provides increased opportunities and flexibility for our customers,” said Jacques Andreou, Engineering Manager at Globecast.
“Globecast’s adaptable and innovative approach to the market is an important part of our service offering and allows us to achieve great success across Africa,” added Mark Guthrie, Chief Commercial Officer at Azercosmos.