CANAL+ to Launch First Premium DTH Platform Over Ethiopia

Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) (Euronext Paris: ETL) and CANAL+ have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for Ku capacity on EUTELSAT 7C to support the launch by CANAL+ of a premium DTH platform in Ethiopia at the beginning of 2021, the company said.

Leveraging Eutelsat 7C´s incremental capacity dedicated to Ethiopia, CANAL+ will launch a comprehensive broadcast offer encompassing a DTH pay-TV offer of some 50 premium channels in a mix of standard and high definition, enriched by the addition of a selection of Ethiopian Free-to-air content.

EUTELSAT 7C is a high-power broadcast satellite which entered into service in January 2020 and is co-positioned with EUTELSAT 7B at the 7° East position to form a two-satellite constellation with unparalleled flexibility and connectivity. Eutelsat is already the carrier of Ethiopian channels through its 7/8° West video neighborhood.

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