Eutelsat wins multi-year deal to boost capacity for RCS Ghana’s DTH broadcasts

Eutelsat Communications has won a multi-year contract with RCS Ghana to provide capacity for the broadcast of its Direct-to-Home (DTH) bouquet bringing content to viewers in Ghana and beyond.

RCS will use Ku-Band band capacity on EUTELSAT 7B to broadcast its fast growing free-to-air DTH bouquet comprising SD and HD channels to the Ghanaian market and over 40 other countries in Africa.

The 7° East neighbourhood is a key orbital position for regional TV channels. Over 500 TV channels already broadcast from 7° East which has become a new DTH hotspot for sub-Saharan Africa with some of the fastest growth rates in the region.

Hamza Tanko, Chairman and CEO of RCS Ghana, said: “We are delighted to partner with Eutelsat for the broadcast of the RCS DTH bouquet, delivering exceptional content to viewers in Ghana and beyond, and enabling the broadcast of any channel in Ghana in high quality and at compelling rates. The 7° East position is ideal to serve the Ghanaian market and EUTELSAT 7B offers consistent coverage and signal power all over Ghana as well as complete Sub-Saharan coverage of over 40 African countries.”

Nicolas Baravalle, the Regional VP for sub-Saharan Africa at Eutelsat said: “We are proud to support RCS Ghana in rolling out this high quality content offering. This contract reflects the buoyancy of the Ghanaian broadcast market, the attraction of the unparalleled coverage of our 7° East neighbourhood and Eutelsat’s expertise in the African market. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration.”

RCS Ghana provides satellite broadcast services. The RCS bouquet is hosted on EUTELSAT 7B satellite at 7 degrees East, an ideal position to serve the Ghanaian market with its high performance and antenna elevation. EUTELSAT 7B offers consistent coverage and signal power all over Ghana with 46 dbW. The satellite offers complete sub-Saharan coverage, enabling TV to be watched in more than 40 countries in Africa.


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