Tunisia’s ONT Strengthens Agreement with Eutelsat
[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] The Tunisian broadcasting corporation ONT has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat to broadcast its new subscription-free TV platform across North and West Africa. The company is consolidating around 10 Tunisian channels in a single package on Eutelsat 7 A West, located at the 7/8 degrees west orbital slot. The spacecraft’s footprint also enables the ONT to extend reach to West Africa.
“The launch of this national project is a vehicle for Tunisia’s sovereignty in the field of broadcasting. Viewers will be able to enjoy a diversified and quality line-up of Tunisian content,” said Tunisia’s Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, Noomen Elfehri.
ONT also leases capacity on three other Eutelsat satellites, Eutelsat 12 West B, Hot Bird and Eutelsat 36B, for newsgathering and broadcasting to the general public.