LEADING ORBITAL POSITIONS IN AFRICA

Eutelsat is the leading operator for DTH broadcasting in 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 8 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

Premium hotspot for English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa

EUTELSAT 7A & 7B 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

1 million TV homes
 

TV CHANNELS

200 TV channels broadcast via the EUTELSAT 7A & 7B satellites

EUTELSAT 7C

Launching 2019 and co-positioned with EUTELSAT 7B, the new satellite will almost double 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

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

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 8 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 8 million homes

 

TV CHANNELS

450 TV channels, 50 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.