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MEASAT to provide Fox channels across Africa

Malaysia’s MEASAT Satellite Systems announced today that an agreement has been signed with RRsat America to distribute three SD channels across Africa via their AFRICASAT-1a satellite.

The three services from Fox International Channels (FIC) are the National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and the travelling channel Voyage. The National Geographic Channel airs French-dubbed documentaries involving science, technology, culture and factual programming. Sister channel Nat Geo Wild is also in French and focuses on wild life programmes, whilst Voyage is dedicated to travelling. All three will be distributed to Pay TV operators across the African region via MEASAT’s AFRICASAT-1a satellite.

“We are excited to partner with RRsat and initiate AFRICASAT-1a’s broadcast distribution services with these high-profile channels,” said Jarod Lopez, Vice President – Broadcast Sales, MEASAT. “MEASAT’s successful partnership with RRsat has distributed 15 channels throughout Asia on the MEASAT-3/3a platform, and we look forward to continue supporting RRsat as they bring new, must-watch content to Africa.”

AFRICASAT-1a was launched in February 2013 into the 46.0°E orbital location. The state-of-the-art satellite provides high-powered C-band satellite services and content across Africa with connectivity into Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.