Mega-Choice launches TV platform in Ghana with Eutelsat

Mega-Choice Digital Network, an associate company of Ghana-based Crystal TV, has launched its new direct-to-home TV service in Ghana, the company said.

A ten-year contract has been inked with Eutelsat Communications (Paris: ETL) for capacity connected to the African service area of the EUTELSAT 16A satellite to support the launch of Mega-Choice that will feature well-known national and international channel brands.

Mega-Choice is focusing marketing of its new package to viewers in Ghana and will leverage the high power, premium coverage and popularity of EUTELSAT 16A to extend to other West African markets in a second phase.

The new platform begins with a varied mix of free-to-air and pay channels and a strong accent on news and entertainment.

Mega-Choice Digital Network, an associate company of Crystal Radiovision Network (CRYSTAL TV), is operated as a Digital Satellite TV platform, providing Down-to-Home (DTH) broadcast services and in collaboration with Crystal TV, offers Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services to viewers in Ghana and across sub-Saharan Africa.

Mega-Choice Digital employs the DVB-S2/T2 transmissions technology and has over 36 SD and HD free-to-air and pay-TV programs, with available space to accommodate other TV channels on its platform.

With state-of-the-art playout facilities and uplink teleport services for content contributions and distributions; Mega-Choice Digital is poised to be the dominant network and service provider for broadcasters in Africa. With a selection of exciting, enchanting and world class entertainment and news information bouquets for everyone, Mega-Choice Digital is just irresistible.

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) operates communications satellites. It provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.