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.

7/8° West is the leading free-to-air neighbourhood for Eastern Africa, reaching over 4 million homes in Ethiopia alone.

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.

 

7/8° WEST

Number 1 Free-to-Air neighbourhood for Eastern Africa

With over 4 million TV homes in Ethiopia pointed to 7/8° West, it's the leading free-to-air TV neighbourhood in the region.

A wide ranging offer of over 200 TV channels, including over 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

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

COVERAGE

EUTELSAT 8 West B provides the most powerful coverage of Ethiopia, enabling reception with antennas from 65cm.

KEY CLIENTS

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

2 million TV homes
 

TV CHANNELS

200 TV channels broadcast for audiences in Africa

EUTELSAT 7C

Launched in 2019 and co-positioned with EUTELSAT 7B, the new satellite 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

Azam Media, BAZ, Kwesé, Muvi TV

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

300 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

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

500 TV channels, 80 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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