MultiChoice Africa/Eutelsat Communications announces contract


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Michel Azibert

Multichoice Africa and Eutelsat Communication have signed a nine-year contract extension, which would seek to expand the Multichoice DStv platform

Accra, Sept. 17,
GNA – Multichoice Africa and Eutelsat Communication have signed a nine-year
contract extension, which would seek to expand the Multichoice DStv platform.

According to a
release, Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and MultiChoice
Africa, one of Africa’s most prominent video entertainment companies, announced
the contract expansion at IBC in Amsterdam.

Additionally, the
signing of the contract would see the expansion of the MultiChoice DStv
platform at Eutelsat’s 36° East video neighbourhood.

The new contract
for one transponder would reinforce the longstanding relationship between
MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat and would further anchor 36° East as a premier
location for digital video entertainment services in Africa.

MultiChoice Africa
CEO, Tim Jacobs, commenting on the extension of the agreement said: “Thanks to
the additional capacity booked with Eutelsat we will be able to accelerate our
services and live up to our brand promise of delivering a great customer
experience.

“Providing the best
possible video entertainment service in Africa marked by quality and choice.

“We look forward to
strengthening our cooperation with our longstanding satellite partner,” he
added.

The Chief
Commercial and Development Officer, Eutelsat, Michel Azibert, added: “This
contract further anchors our cluster of high-power satellites at 36° East as a
point of reference for broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa and our longstanding
relationship with MultiChoice Africa.

“A video company
that is a hallmark for quality and creativity.”

GNA


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