LEADING ORBITAL POSITIONS IN AFRICA

Eutelsat is the leading operator for DTH broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa, with every second channel broadcast via our satellites.

The key DTH neighbourhood for pay-TV broadcasting across Sub-Saharan Africa is located at 36° East, with leading TV platforms reaching over 4 million homes across the continent.

16° East is home to the regional DTH neighbourhood for Western and Central Africa and the leading hotspot for francophone Africa.

A new DTH hotspot for Sub-Saharan Africa and a key pay-TV neighbourhood for Eastern Africa at 7° East is seeing the fastest growth rates in the region. 7° East was recently chosen by CANAL+ for the launch of a premium DTH platform in Ethiopia in 2021.

8° West is the leading free-to-air TV neighbourhood for Eastern Africa, reaching over 4 million homes in Ethiopia alone.

 

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8° WEST

Number 1 Free-to-Air neighbourhood for Eastern Africa

With over 4 million TV homes in Ethiopia pointed to 8° West, it's the leading free-to-air TV neighbourhood in the region.

A wide ranging offer of 200 TV channels, including 60 Ethiopian channels, and a variety of international TV channels, delivers more choice for viewers.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

Three satellites co-located for exceptional reliability

AUDIENCE

4 million TV homes in Ethiopia

TV CHANNELS

200 TV channels broadcast via EUTELSAT 8 West B, 60 from Ethiopia

COVERAGE

EUTELSAT 8 West B provides the most powerful coverage of Ethiopia, enabling reception with antennas from 60cm.

KEY CLIENTS

MBC, Strong Roots

7° EAST

Premium hotspot for English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa

EUTELSAT 7B & 7C form a new hotspot at 7° East for English-speaking audiences in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a key pay-TV neighbourhood for Eastern Africa, with the fastest growth rates in the region.

Combining Ku and Ka-band frequencies with pan-European and pan-African coverages, connectivity is guaranteed between the two continents.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

Two satellites co-located for exceptional reliability

AUDIENCE

Two million TV homes in 30 countries across Africa. Find more details in our market research
 

TV CHANNELS

Over 300 TV channels broadcast for audiences in Africa, 80 in HD

INCREASED CAPACITY

Launched in 2019 and co-positioned with EUTELSAT 7B, EUTELSAT 7C almost doubles capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa

COVERAGE

Wide Sub-Saharan Africa coverage with good power levels for fast-growing pan-sub-Saharan African DTH platforms

KEY CLIENTS

Africa XP, Azam Media, BAZ, CANAL+, RCS Ghana

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16° EAST

Regional hotspot for West, Central and francophone Africa

EUTELSAT 16A, at 16° East, is home to the regional DTH neighbourhood for West and Central Africa and the leading hotspot for francophone Africa.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

16° East is a regional hotspot for West, Central and francophone Africa, home to eight pay-TV platforms

AUDIENCE

4 million TV homes in West Africa

 

TV CHANNELS

350 TV channels broadcast to homes in Africa via the EUTELSAT 16A satellite.
 

FREE-TO-AIR

Reaching two-thirds of satellite FTA TV homes; content includes major public and private broadcasters from Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal

COVERAGE

Extensive coverage from Senegal to South Africa, plus a new video hotspot for Nigeria. Powerful regional footprint over the Indian Ocean for digital TV services in Madagascar, Reunion and Mayotte

KEY CLIENTS

Africa XP, BiS Africa, Canal+ International, Orange, Parabol Réunion

36° EAST

Leading pay-TV broadcasting across sub-Saharan Africa

The key DTH neighbourhood for pay-TV broadcasting across Sub-Saharan Africa is located at 36° East, with the EUTELSAT 36B and EUTELSAT 36C satellites.

Leading pay-TV platforms reach over 4 million homes across the continent from 36° East.

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD

Two satellites co-located for in-orbit redundancy at Sub-Saharan Africa's leading pay-TV broadcasting position

AUDIENCE

Serving over 4 million homes

 

TV CHANNELS

Over 500 TV channels, 90 in HD
broadcast to homes in Africa
via the satellites at 36° East

MULTI-BEAM

High-powered fixed beams and a steerable beam over Southern Africa ideal for DTH.

COVERAGE

Extensive Sub-Saharan coverage with up to 49 dBW for pan-African DTH service, chosen by leading pay-TV platforms DStv and ZAP.

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