Intelsat S.A. has announced that Sentech, a leading signal distributor in Africa, will continue to leverage Ku-band capacity on Intelsat 20 at 68.5˚E to expand and enhance its Direct-to-Home (DTH) and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services in Africa.
The Intelsat 20 satellite will provide Sentech with an expansive selection of nearly 500 channels, 31 of which are High Definition. Leveraging the strength of Intelsat’s leading video neighborhood, Sentech will maximize its efficiency as it distributes DTH as well as national DTT programming to South African viewers using a single, multiplexed transmission.
“Sentech is committed to providing comprehensive digital delivery services to Africa and ensuring that our customers have access to high quality, reliable and differentiated content,” comments Leago Takalani, Executive: Technology, Sentech. “As the rest of the continent continues the migration to DTT, the power of Intelsat 20 will enable us to efficiently deliver digital services to the largest number of viewers as well as expand our customer base. Most importantly, it will enable us to enhance our channel selection and deliver more affordable, entertaining programming to viewers across multiple channels throughout South Africa.”
Sentech are among the confirmed attendees and exhibitors at this year’s TV Connect Africa (17th – 19th November 2015 Cape Town Convention Centre, South Africa)