New high-power broadcast satellite, EUTELSAT 7C
TV channels already broadcast from 7° East
EUTELSAT 7C is a high-power broadcast satellite for markets in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Turkey. It will be located at Eutelsat’s 7° East position, one of Eutelsat’s fastest-growing video neighbourhoods, which already broadcasts over 370 channels, and serves anchor clients including Turkish pay-TV platform Digiturk, and Azam TV, Montage and Muvi TV platforms in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ordered from Space Systems Loral, and launching third quarter 2018, EUTELSAT 7C will be equipped with 44 operational Ku-band transponders.
The new satellite will be copositioned with EUTELSAT 7B, releasing EUTELSAT 7A to another orbital location. This improved two-satellite constellation with enhanced coverage flexibility and connectivity will take the 7° East neighbourhood to a new level.
By almost doubling capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa, from 22 to 42 transponders, EUTELSAT 7C will have room for several hundred additional digital channels to support the region’s fast expanding TV market. It will also be equipped with a beam providing enhanced capacity for government services over Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as a steerable beam that can cover any region visible from 7° East.