Eutelsat to broadcast Zap, Angola’s new satellite TV bouquet

Technology & Convergence

In March 2010, Eutelsat Communications announced that it has signed a major contract with UPSTAR Comunicações for satellite capacity for the broadcasting of ZAP pay-TV platform, expected to launch shortly in Angola.

UPSTAR Comunicações is a joint venture between ZON Multimedia, one of the leading Portuguese media groups and the Angolan group SOCIP.

The five-year contract covers the lease of five Ku-band transponders on the Southern Africa beam of Eutelsat’s W7 satellite which began operational service in January this year.