SkyVision Global Networks announced a partnership with ABS (a global satellite
operator with offices in Bermuda) to launch two new video platforms on ABS-3A.
This will provide quality DVB-S and DVB-S2 content, including HD, via satellite across Sub-Saharan Africa, including French speaking Africa and South Africa.
The signing of this agreement will deliver communication services via ABS-3A, a
satellite located at the 3°W orbital position, to effectively meet the growing demand for content and direct-to-home (DTH) services using 90cm dishes. The new platforms will support both SD and HD channels in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding. Coverage will focus on the free-to-air channels and pay TV markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
SkyVision’s contribution to this project is to provide the company’s global hybrid
system’s high-capacity network of fibre optic cables to the internet backbone via
ABS-3A. This will enable distribution services of special events, news and DTH
channels from Asia and Europe to Africa.