High capacity satellite for Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa
Eutelsat has leased capacity on a new RSCC (Russian Satellite Communication Company) satellite, Express-AMU1, launched in 2015 to 36° East. Capacity is commercialised under the name EUTELSAT 36C.
This state-of-the-art high-capacity satellite provides coverage of the European part of the Russian Federation in Ku and Ka-bands and also ensures service continuity and growth for broadcast markets developed by Eutelsat in sub-Saharan Africa.
EUTELSAT 36C is transforming the broadcasting infrastructure at 36° East into a broader system to support more television services and IP-based applications to match the development of Russia’s digital entertainment market.
More than 25 million homes receive TV channels from 36° East, and over 12 million Direct-to-Home antennas in Russia are already pointed at this leading video neighbourhood, subscribing to the premium NTV+ platform or to Tricolor, one of the world’s fastest-growing TV platforms.
The satellite is providing follow-on and expansion capacity for EUTELSAT 36A.