Boosting its east African operations, satellite operator Eutelsat has signed simultaneous multi-year contracts with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters for video capacity on its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite. The aggregate of these contracts using EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite’s dedicated coverage of Ethiopia represents multi-transponder capacity, including incremental resources. Both media groups will enjoy nationwide coverage for their free-to-air DTH platforms, representing a total of 30 channels. One of AEB’s goals is to increase and strengthen the number of TV households in our country. This goal can be reached if all broadcasters operate from a common orbital position to reach their audiences, such as 7/8° West.
Source: Ethiopian News February 12, 2019 15:00 UTC