Travel Africa Network launched first HD channel on HOTBIRD

Eutelsat has announced its HOTBIRD video has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first high definition African travel channel, focusing on 100% African content dedicated on the promotion of tourism in Africa.

With its unique pan-European coverage, the high-power HOTBIRD satellites at 13° East form one of the largest broadcasting systems in EMEA, delivering content to more than 135 million TV homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Nicolas Baravalle, Regional Vice President, Sub Saharan Africa of Eutelsat commented, “We are proud to welcome Travel Africa Network to the HOTBIRD line-up. Their confidence reflects the unparalleled reach of our 13° East of both installed households and luxury hotels, and we hope it will lead the way for more African channels targeting Europe and MENA.”

Maggie Mutangiri, CEO of Travel Africa Network said: “We are delighted to launch the first dedicated African travel channel on HOTBIRD, enabling us to broadcast high-quality content to the widest possible audience to promote African travel experiences and attract more visitors to our beautiful continent. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Eutelsat as we look to expand our offer in the future.”