Satnews Daily
September 21st, 2017

TV5MONDE to Reach Sub-Saharan Viewers Via SES-5

TV5MONDE has signed a long-term distribution contract with SES to broadcast three major FTA channels to the French-speaking and Francophile public in sub-Saharan Africa.

As part of the agreement, TV5MONDE will use the SES-5 satellite to broadcast three channels: their main channel TV5MONDE Afrique, as well as two themed channels, the youth channel TiVi5MONDE and the lifestyle channel TV5MONDE Style HD. The three signals will be relayed to the satellite by the SES Video team.

Artistic rendition of the SES-5 satellite.

Located at 5 degrees East, SES-5 provides optimal coverage for sub-Saharan countries. The video position 5 degrees East is a fast growing neighborhood, made up of renowned TV platforms and more than 500 local and international channels, including 65 French-language channels.

Yves Bigot, Directeur Général of TV5MONDE, noted that this partnership with SES Video offers the company ideal coverage to reach the numerous viewers and as well as a recognized expertise to broadcast these three channels.

Ferdinand Kayser, CEO of SES Video, added that TV5MONDE’s decision demonstrates the quality of the SES infrastructure and assets in these countries. Thanks to the satellite's powerful and robust coverage, SES-5 will allow TV5MONDE to distribute this new content offer in an optimal manner to cable and IP networks in the region, as well as reach the 3.8 million TV homes equipped with direct reception at 5 degrees east.