SES bags West African TV contract

Satellite operator, SES, announced that it has won a multi-year contract by a Togo-based consortium of West African broadcasters led by Africable and Media Plus, to deliver DTH broadcast TV across French-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

SES will deliver two transponders which will allow the consortium to offer service from a teleport in Bamako, Mali, to members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union. The roll-out will start on October 1 across Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Niger.

SES will use the SES-4 satellite at 22° West. And the service will offer 80 free-to-air and encrypted channels. Customers can connect to the existing DTT networks and to receive content via satellite using a dual tuner receiver (MPEG4 and DVBS2/T2).