On 10 September at IBC in Amsterdam, Eutelsat Communications and MultiChoice Africa announced the signing of a nine-year contract for the expansion of the MultiChoice DStv platform at Eutelsat’s 36 degrees East video neighbourhood. The new contract for one transponder reinforces the longstanding relationship between MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat and will further anchor 36 degrees East as a premier location for digital video entertainment services in Africa.
Tim Jacobs, MultiChoice Africa CEO, said: “Thanks to the additional capacity booked with Eutelsat we will be able to accelerate our services and live up to our brand promise of delivering a great customer experience through providing the best possible video entertainment service in Africa marked by quality and choice. We look forward to strengthening our cooperation with our longstanding satellite partner.’
Michel Azibert, chief commercial and development officer at Eutelsat, added: “This contract further anchors our cluster of high-power satellites at 36° East as a point of reference for broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa and our longstanding relationship with MultiChoice Africa, a video company that is a hallmark for quality and creativity.’