Azercosmos has signed an extended partnership agreement with Globecast to increase capacity and coverage across Africa. Azercosmos is the only satellite operator in Caucasus and fully owned by the government of Azerbaijan Republic, while Globecast is a service company for radio, television and media industry, providing solutions for media and content management, aggregation, formatting, processing, transmission and distribution.
The extended agreement between both companies will enable the supply of advanced services to Globecast customers across Africa with increased C-band capacity on the Azerspace-1 satellite. Customers on Globecast’s platforms will now be able to receive signals from the Azerspace-1 satellite. This will enable customers to enjoy contents on entertainment, news, sports and special events coverage even in the most remote parts of Africa.
One of the headlining benefits of the renewed agreement is that the popular Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show will be aired exclusively on the Multichoice DSTV platforms across Africa utilising Azerspace-1’s contribution coverage capacity to ingest the feeds into Multichoice’s Command Centre throughout the year. The feeds are being uplinked in Nigeria and downlinked by both Multichoice and Globecast.
Speaking on the renewed agreement, Jacques Andreou, Engineering Manager at Globecast said “the high-quality coverage provided by the Azerspace-1 satellite is central to our partnership, alongside the technical support we receive. This cooperation provides increased opportunities and flexibility for our customers”.
Mark Guthrie, the Chief Commercial Officer of Azercosmos added that “Globecast’s adaptable and innovative approach to the market is an important part of our service offering and allows us to achieve great success across Africa”.
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