MY TV Increases Its DTH Bouquet with Intelsat
Pembroke, Bermuda, 6 September 2007
Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services, announced today that it signed a new multi-year, multi transponder contract with Strong Technologies l.l.c., of Dubai. Under this contract, Strong Technologies will use additional capacity on the Intelsat 10 satellite, located at 68.5°E, as My TV increases its channel line-up for its DTH (Direct-To-Home) service operating in sub-Saharan Africa.
My TV distributes a bouquet of programming offering a mix of movies, sports, music, children’s, news and general interest channels to subscribers across sub-Saharan Africa. The company will utilize the Intelsat 10 satellite’s Ku-band payload to expand its programming, which currently includes MGM Channel, BBC World, Setanta Sports, Fox Sports, National Geographic Adventure, Trace TV, MCM Top, Baby TV, TéléTOON, Fashion TV and Africa Independent Television (AIT).
“We chose Intelsat as our satellite service provider because of the unique coverage Intelsat 10 provides, ensuring that our near- and long-term business objectives will be supported,” said Dr. John Tydeman, Chief Operating Officer of My TV. “Since My TV’s launch in 2006, Intelsat has been the ideal partner in our endeavors to grow our broadcast business across the region.”
“Intelsat has provided the leading satellite capacity across Africa since 1965, providing world-class solutions for video, data and Internet customers,” said Jean Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Europe & Middle East Sales. “Across our satellite network, we offer broadcasters the best video neighborhoods and most comprehensive global coverage, resulting in the most efficient video distribution platform.”