Advanced Television


Avanti secures authorisation for Senegal gateway

Avanti Communications has been granted the authorisation required for its HYLAS 4 satellite gateway station in Diamniadio, Senegal. The Infrastructure Operator Authorisation, which was granted on February 29th by the Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Digital, Moussa Bocar Thiam, means the gateway’s infrastructure will now become operational. Avanti will now move on to the final […]

March 4, 2024

Avanti completes phase 2 of HYLAS 4 project

Avanti Communications has completed the second phase of its project to build a new HYLAS 4 satellite gateway station in Dakar, Senegal. The new Ka-band antenna, which is 9.2m in diameter, stands 14m and weighs 17,000kg,  has taken over 12 months to build in a facility in the US, before being shipped to Dakar. The […]

May 25, 2023

Senegal’s RTS turns to Globecast for international distribution

Continuing its history of delivering technically cost-effective distribution services to broadcasters wanting to expand their international reach, Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has been selected by Radio Télévision Sénégalaise (RTS), Senegal public channel, to grow its international presence. Globecast is providing international distribution for its main channel, RTS1. RTS wants to reach its […]

March 8, 2023

ITV: England vs Senegal scores biggest audience of 2022

A peak of 20.4 million viewers across TV and streaming watched ITV’s coverage of England vs Senegal as the three lions booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals on December 4th. This is 1.7 million viewers higher than the peak audience that watched England vs Wales in the Group B World Cup match on […]

December 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Senegal: Avanti, Free to build satellite gateway

Avanti Communications and Free in Senegal have announced a five-year partnership agreement under which Free in Senegal will build and host a new satellite gateway in Senegal for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite. The new gateway will extend the coverage of Avanti’s latest satellite, HYLAS 4, to Senegal and the neighbouring West African countries of […]

May 23, 2022