Eutelsat Chosen by Travel Africa Network to Launch first HD African Travel Channel

Eutelsat Communications´ (Paris:ETL) HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first High Definition African travel channel, with 100% African content dedicated to promoting tourism and hospitality in Africa, the company said.

The multi-year contract will enable Travel Africa Network to broadcast high-quality content throughout Europe and MENA, covering African gastronomy, culture, the best places to travel and stay and destination documentaries.

With its unique pan-European coverage, the high-power HOTBIRD satellites at 13° East form one of the largest broadcasting systems in EMEA, delivering content to more than 135 million TV homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world´s satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Over 7,000 television channels operated by media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,000 men and women from 46 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.