African pay-TV operator Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the Eutelsat 7B to Eutelsat 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and an incremental capacity commitment.
Azam will leverage the enhanced performance of Eutelsat 7 C to distribute some 120 channels in a mix of standard and high definition across its footprint covering Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Rwanda.
“We are honoured to continue to partner with Azam, one of our anchor customers at the 7° East position as it successfully expands it broadcast offer,” commented Patrice Paquot, Deputy Regional Vice President, Sub Saharan Africa of Eutelsat, who added that the slot had become a new DTH hotspot for Sub-Saharan Africa and a key pay-TV neighbourhood for Eastern Africa with some of the fastest growth rates in the region.
“Every Azam TV household will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of local and international programmes with excellent signal quality,” added Jacob Joseph, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Azam. “We are delighted to rely on Eutelsat to leverage the unparalleled reach of its 7° East position.”