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Hausa-Language Channel AREWA24 launches on Eutelsat 16A

By | April 16, 2015
      AREWA24 installers ready to point customer dishes to Eutelsat 16A satellite.

      AREWA24 installers ready to point customer dishes to Eutelsat 16A satellite. Photo: Eutelsat

      [Via Satellite 04-16-2015] AREWA24, a 24-hour Free-to-Air (FTA) Hausa-language entertainment and lifestyle channel, has signed a multi-year capacity lease with Eutelsat Communications on the Eutelsat 16A satellite. Leveraging the satellite’s Ku-band footprint that sweeps across sub-Saharan Africa, AREWA24 aims to extend its reach to Hausa-speaking communities throughout Nigeria and the region, including Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Cameroon.

      Launched in June 2014, AREWA24 has chosen to upgrade performance on Eutelsat 16A while continuing play-out and other channel services with its teleport partner, Jordan Media City, based in Amman, Jordan. The channel’s line-up covers music, entertainment, lifestyle, business, employment, arts, sports, chat shows, children’s programs, Kannywood films and original dramas.