SES introduces a Free-to-Air channel to fight the spread of the Coronavirus

Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will have the opportunity to enjoy a free-to-air TV channel via SES ( satellites that are intended to offer reliable, informative content about COVID-19. The channel ‘Fight COVID-19’ airs content that is dedicated at offering underserved and rural communities with critical information about how to curb the proliferation of the virus.

The content is offered by reliable organisations such as UNICEF and AFP as well as global EdTech social enterprise with the intention to objectively enlighten TV viewers about identifying COVID-19 symptoms, the recovery process and how to survive the consequences of a global pandemic and social distancing, such as managing a household, children or mental health.

The channel will be aired free-to-air from SES’s satellite fleet and accessible in the following regions ASTRA 4A at 5 degrees East for Sub-Saharan Africa, ASTRA 2F at 28.2 degrees East for West Africa, ASTRA 4A at 5 degrees East for Ukraine, NSS-12 at 57 degrees East for Ethiopia and adjacent countries and ES-9 at 108.2 degrees East for the Philippines.

The CEO of SES, Steve Collar, stated, “Our lives have been disrupted by COVID-19 in the last few months, and unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Through the global reach of our satellites, we are in a position to contribute our resources wisely to help provide important information to vulnerable communities. We have been really fortunate to be able to collaborate with UNICEF, AFP and who are willing to contribute their content for this good cause. Together, we hope to reach a wide group of audiences with reliable and trustworthy content and do our part in helping slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Source: MarketScreener