Azam TV, a leading pay-TV operator in Africa, has migrated 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.
This new development will help AzamTV to benefit from the better coverage and performance provided by 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.
Speaking on the development, Patrice Paquot, the Deputy Regional Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eutelsat said “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. 7° East has 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.”
Also adding to the development was Jacob Joseph, Deputy CEO, Azam, who said “every Azam TV household will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of local and international programmes with excellent signal quality. We are delighted to rely on Eutelsat to leverage the unparalleled reach of its 7° East position.”