Africa Special 2015 - Page 10

africa061115.qxp_africa 06/11/2015 10:31 Page 6 Eutelsat delivers Canal+ DTT in Africa utelsat Communications has will deliver the content to terrestrial agreed a multi-year contract transmitters across the French-speaking with Canal+ Overseas, the African countries targeted by Canal+ in an Canal+ subsidiary in charge of area stretching from Guinea to the broadcasting internationally and in French overseas territories. The contract is part of Africa’s ongoing move to a fully digital broadcasting environment which is one of the key technology transformations underway across the continent. Canal+ Overseas has leased a 72MHz transponder on the Eutelsat 3B satellite that will be used to deliver a new offer of channels assembled by Democratic Republic of the Congo. Canal+. The channels will be transmitted to According to Bruno Cattan, technology Digital Terrestrial Television and web (DTT) transmitters in “...a television service that director of approximately ten Frenchwill enable a large number Canal+ speaking countries. Overseas, of households on the The Canal+ pay-TV service, digital continent to enjoy the best switchover is a due to launch by the end of the that television can offer.” year, will comprise a basic unique package of 25 channels and a opportunity for selection of national channels per country. Africa and its broadcasting landscape. “It The C-band capacity leased from Eutelsat opens the door to new channels with E ContentWise, Babeleye bring personalisation to ME and Africa Personalisation, discovery and recommendations solutions provider ContentWise has partnered with Babeleye, the multilingual video content metadata platform, to bring personalised TV experiences to the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The partnership, which will see Babeleye’s metadata platform integrated with both ContentWise solutions, will enable ContentWise to deliver search, discovery and recommend ][ۜ