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Eutelsat Communications, a leading satellite operator in the world and RCS Ghana, a satellite communication Company has entered into a multi-year contract to provide direct-to-home (DTH) television content to Ghanaians and beyond.

The deal will see RCS Ghana using its Ku-Band band capacity on EUTELSAT 7B to broadcast its fast growing free-to-air DTH bouquet; comprising standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) channels to the Ghanaian market and over 40 others countries in Africa.

This arrangement will give RCS Ghana access to the 7° East neighborhood which is one of Eutelsat’s dynamic orbital positions for beaming content to millions of Africans and beyond.

It is important to note that the 7° East neighborhood is a key orbital position for regional TV channels. Over 500 TV channels already broadcast from 7° East which has become a new DTH hotspot for Sub- Saharan Africa with some of the fastest growth rates in the region.

This partnership has been welcomed by many in Ghana and beyond because it will ensure there is consistent coverage and signal power for regional TV channels all over Ghana and in most African countries.

The Chairman and CEO for RCS Ghana, Hamza Tanko stressed in a release that “We are delighted to partner with Eutelsat for the broadcast of the RCS DTH bouquet, delivering exceptional content to viewers in Ghana and beyond, and enabling the broadcast of any channel in Ghana in high quality and at compelling rates.

He described the 7° East position as ideal to serve the Ghanaian market adding that EUTELSAT 7B offers “consistent coverage and signal power all over Ghana as well as complete Sub-Saharan coverage of over 40 African countries.”

Nicolas Baravalle, Regional Vice President, Sub Saharan Africa of Eutelsat also said, “We are proud to support RCS Ghana in rolling out this high-quality content offering. This contract reflects the buoyancy of the Ghanaian broadcast market, the attraction of the unparalleled coverage of our 7° East neighborhood and Eutelsat’s expertise in the African market.”

“We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration,” he hoped.

Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications has a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure that enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location.

It supports several leading media groups to broadcast over 7,000 television channels to one billion viewers globally.

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