Television

×

×

SES enables Chinese startimes to expand tv reach in Africa

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/15/SES.jpg?itok=vDNLZdBL

MUMBAI: SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that StarTimes Communication Network Technology, China’s most influential system integrator, technology provider and network operator, has signed a 10-year contract on SES-5 at 5 degrees East to expand its media footprint in Africa and deliver direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast services across the continent.

StarTimes, which is the fastest-growing digital TV operator Africa and has over 2.6 million digital terrestrial television (DTT) subscribers, also acquired SES’ 20% shareholding in South African pay-TV operator Top TV.

The contract will see StarTimes utilise four transponders as of October 2013 and a fifth transponder from February 2014 to grow their DTH subscribers in Africa. The Chinese broadcaster will continue to broadcast TopTV on SES-5 by using three of the newly-contracted SES transponders that were formerly leased by ODM. The other two out of the five SES transponders contracted by StarTimes will be used to complement their DTT offering in remote and non-urban areas and grow their pay-TV business.  

“The recent success of StarTimes’s strategic investment in ODM will allow us to reach new audiences in South Africa. The partnership with SES enables StarTimes to have a DTH platform in addition to the existing DTT and mobile TV (CMMB) platforms in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the high-powered SES-5 at the prime orbital location of 5 degrees East is ideal in overcoming the challenges of terrestrial coverage to reach large audiences. This will allow us to extend our broadcast reach across the continent and ensure excellent service and picture quality for our viewers,” said StarTimes Group Chairman and President Pang Xinxing.

“We are honoured that StarTimes has chosen to work with us to complement their DTT business across Africa and to deliver more exciting content to Africa's dynamic markets,” said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer of SES. “The new partnership with StarTimes will illustrate how the combination of DTH and DTT is a key enabler in Africa's migration to digital TV and also help set pace in the continent's digital migration race.”

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/ze.jpg?itok=j8OhbaHw
ZEE Entertainment, in association with Wrestling Federation of India, announces the launch of ZEE Kushti Dangal

MUMBAI: Following the unprecedented success of ZEE Maharashtra Kushti Dangal, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), under the aegis of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), today announced the launch of ZEE Kushti Dangal. In what shall be a delight for wrestling fans, the inaugural season of...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/shrotstv.jpg?itok=J3iL4PpT
ShortsTV expands to 60 million homes across India adding Dish TV, d2h and Airtel Digital TV

MUMBAI: ShortsTV, a leading next-generation content platform delivering high quality short form content to global audiences, is now available on India’s major DTH platforms after launching new partnerships with Dish TV, d2h and Airtel Digital TV. The service, debuting in 2018 exclusively on Tata...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/hfc.jpg?itok=RKiPMUTK
ISL Franchise Hyderabad Football Club unveils its logo

MUMBAI: Hyderabad Football Club (HFC), the newest entrant into the premium football tournament franchise, Indian Super League has unveiled its official logo titled ‘Reliving Hyderabad’s Football Legacy’. The logo of Hyderabad FC embodies the city’s heritage with the minarets of Charminar and the...

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/cnbc.jpg?itok=XiSWbHmv
CNBC-AWAAZ launches ‘STARTUP Nation’ - A comprehensive daily-show on Startups

MUMBAI: As the country rides the start-up wave, pioneer of startup programming and India’s award-winning Hindi business news broadcast channel, CNBC AWAAZ today announced the launch of its latest daily-show - STARTUP Nation. The thirty-minute show aims to bring together stories of entrepreneurial...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/zeecafe.jpg?itok=uuwYA56W
Witness the challenges of the battlefield across treacherous terrains with the BBC First drama ‘Our Girl’ on Zee Café

MUMBAI: As a female medic in the British Army, Georgie Lane’s life is full of battles – both physical and personal. Our Girl, follows the fearless adventures of the tightknit unit of soldiers in ‘2-Section’ as they fight for survival on the most dangerous missions of their lives. Watch Our Girl...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/dangal-tv.jpg?itok=CVPM7YNY
BARC week 37: Dangal retakes top spot in yo-yo struggle across genres

Enterr10 Television network’s Hindi GEC was the most watched channel Across Genres on All Platforms as well on the Free Platform in week 37 of 2019 (Saturday, 7 September 2019 to Friday, 13 September 2019, week or period under review).

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/21/Zee%20Kannada.jpg?itok=XUlTLr0x
Zee Kannada’s 'Jote Joteyali' garners 171% growth in primetime slot

MUMBAI: Zee Kannada’s recently launched show Jote Joteyali garnered 171 per cent of total growth in the primetime slot, according to the channel. The show was launched on 9 September, has topped the chart in Kannada television industry in fiction genre. The show is telecasted every Monday to Friday...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/20/ss.jpg?itok=o6tHW5k2
Star Sports launches MISSION 2020 with the Men in Blue

MUMBAI: The ‘Men in Blue’ have embarked on their quest to bring the ICC T20 World Cup Trophy home next year, beginning with the home season of cricket on Star Sports with South Africa tour of India that started on September 15th. Mission 2020 will showcase all India matches as they prepare for the...

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/20/zee.jpg?itok=KNZ8xLWb
Zee Kannada’s Jote Joteyali launch breaks all records in the Kannada Television Industry

MUMBAI: The No. 1 Kannada General Entertainment Channel, Zee Kannada’s recently launched Jote Joteyali tops the charts in the Kannada television industry in the fiction genre. This eccentric love story garnered a total of 171% of growth in the prime slot of 8:30 PM, Monday to Friday. The record...

Television TV Channels Regional

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories