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Eutelsat Signs First Cirrus Contract in Africa

By | November 14, 2019

The Eutelsat 7B satellite, one of Eutelsat’s satellites located at 7 degrees East. Photo: Eutelsat

Eutelsat Communications signed a multiyear contract with Orao Telecom Congo for video capacity aboard one of its satellites located at 7 degrees East. In a first for the African continent, Orao Telecom Congo has also signed up for Eutelsat Cirrus.

In mid-December, Orao will launch a pay-TV package of 15 channels featuring Congolese content. The Direct-to-Home (DTH) package will be broadcast to the Democratic Republic of Congo, while Orao will also leverage the Eutelsat Cirrus content delivery platform to offer an Over-the-Top (OTT) service aimed at the Congolese diaspora worldwide.

Philippe Oliva, Chief Commercial Officer of Eutelsat; “We are proud to have been selected by Orao to launch its new TV offer. This contract is a reflection both of the unparalleled reach of Eutelsat’s 7 degrees East orbital position over DRC, as well as its compelling portfolio of services and solutions enabling broadcasters to reach viewers worldwide via a satellite/OTT service.”