Broadcast - In Brief

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- DStv rival TopTV has sold 360, 000 decoders since its launch two years ago, but of these only about half are actively using the service, the company's chairman and acting CEO, Eddie Mbalo, has revealed.

- Canal+ Overseas signed a major renewal of its capacity at 338E to serve the francophone DTH markets in Africa, also committing to additional capacity on the SES-4 satellite which is to replace NSS-7. The agreement enables the extension of the bouquet with additional channels and new HD content. Meanwhile, Globecast expanded its capabilities, contracting a transponder on SES-4 and an additional transponder on ASTRA 4A, to support the launch of two new DTH platforms for sub-Saharan Africa, demonstrating the level of demand in the region.