ECS European Communication Services (www.ecs-tv.com) and OH TV (www.ohtv.co.uk) today announced that they have expanded their cooperation by launching the OHTV channel throughout all of Africa. The channel can now viewed in every region of the continent by viewers who can downlink the channel with small antennas from 1.8 meters.
ECS’ Turnkey solution for OH TV includes collecting the signal at a London PoP (Point of Presence), sending the signal by fiber to the Uplink Station, and uplinking the signal to the AMOS-5 Pan African C-band for distribution to the entire continent.
“We are proud to extend our agreements with OHTV and enlarge their viewing audience to every corner of Africa,” commented ECS CEO EranAvni. “ECS offers cost effective solution for broadcasters from the UK and Europe seeking distribution for their content over Africa. Our turnkey operation is opening a huge market for UK and European broadcasters enabling to reach a tremendous viewership with their content.
Akin Salami, CEO of OHTV said, “Working quickly and closely with ECS, we made all aspects of this operation work smoothly and OHTV is now part of an exciting and colorful channel neighborhood. Bringing the best in culture and entertainment to Africa is one of our key strategies and extending our work with ECS is furthering OHTV’s presence and vision for the entire continent.”
This deal follows an earlier one between the two companies in which they joined forces to offer the African broadcast market solutions providing unprecedented broadcast and IPTV access to the African continent and around the world. The two for one service provides both a turn-key satellite broadcast service across Africa and an IPTV service via OH BoX’s IPTV Platform for the UK, European and international markets.