SES to launch FTA DTH digital TV platform for West Africa

Luxembourg-based satellite operator, SES Africa, plans to launch a new FTA DTH digital TV platform for West Africa on its Astra 2F satellite at 28.2 degrees East in September 2014. The satellite operator claims that the independent and neutral TV platform in Nigeria, could be used to quicken the pace of digital migration.

While SES will provide the space segment and specific ground services, CWG will be managing the teleport services as an SES partner teleport operator. The platform will provide end-to-end contribution, ground and space services to local, regional, national and international TV broadcasters across West Africa. 

“The long-term partnership with CWG will open up new possibilities for local and international broadcasters and allow them to drive digitalisation and reach their audiences across West Africa quickly and cost-effectively,” said Ferdinand Kayser, chief commercial officer of SES.