[SatNews] SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), in cooperation with service provider Computer Warehouse Group (NSE Nigerian Stock Exchange: CWG), has announced the launch of a new digital TV platform for West Africa on SES’s ASTRA 2F satellite at 28.2 degrees East.
This independent and neutral TV platform in Nigeria will be the country’s first free-to-air (FTA) DTH digital TV platform and provide the opportunity for broadcasters to reach millions of satellite homes in West Africa which are pointing their dishes to 28.2 degrees East.
In addition to providing additional growth opportunities for local and international broadcasters, the platform could be used to quicken the pace of digital migration. The platform provides end-to-end contribution, ground and space services to local, regional, national and international TV broadcasters across West Africa. SES will be providing the space segment and specific ground services, while CWG will be managing the teleport services as an SES partner teleport operator, providing high operational standards. The service will start in September 2014.
The 28.2 degrees East orbital position is SES's prime orbital position for West Africa and its FTA reach is one of the highest in the region. SES already transmits 28 FTA channels at the 28.2 degrees East neighborhood.
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More information regarding Computer Warehouse Group may be found at http://www.cwlgroup.com/