RCS Ghana Signs Contract With Eutelsat For DTH Broadcast

Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, has secured a multi-year contract with RCS Ghana to provide capacity for the broadcast of its DTH bouquet to viewers in Ghana and beyond.

RCS Ghana, per the contract, will use its Ku-Band capacity on Eutelsat 7B to broadcast its fast growing free-to-air DTH bouquet.

Over 40 countries in Africa including Ghana will benefit from the package which comprises SD and HD channels.

Hamza Tanko, Chairman and CEO of RCS Ghana, in a statement expressed his delight to partner with Eutelsat for the broadcast of the RCS DTH bouquet, and to deliver their exceptional content to viewers in Ghana and beyond.

He said RCS operates in the 7° East neighbourhood which 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,” he revealed.

Mr Tanko maintained that 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. ”

Commenting on the deal, Nicolas Baravalle, Regional Vice President, Sub Saharan Africa of Eutelsat said they are proud of RCS Ghana’s achievements.

“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,” he noted.

By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey