ViewSat chooses IS20 to enhance its service offering in Sub-Saharan Africa


ViewSat, the fast growing global broadcasting company for television and radio channels, has chosen IS20 to support growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.
From its origin serving only Sub-Saharan Africa in 2006, ViewSat has grown to become a global satellite provider, extending its reach to additional areas, including the Middle East, Europe and North America. “We have chosen to extend our partnership with IntelSat in response to our growth aims in 2013,” said Awaes Jaswal, CEO, Viewsat. “We are proud to build on a strong start to the year, in terms of growth and attendance at a range of worldwide exhibitions from the beginning of 2013, with this new agreement.”
ViewSat are happy to respond to additional demands in the market and extend their offering and capacity in this busy region. “Catering for the Sub-Saharan region is where we started,” continued Mr Jaswal, “so we are happy to focus here to expand our space offering, as well as regions served. We hope to reach additional viewers with this agreement and further boost our ongoing growth in the market.”
With uplink, downlink and turnaround facilities in both Europe and Africa, ViewSat offer a growing number of channels reliable and efficient DTH services. ViewSat currently broadcast both religious and general entertainment channels.
“IS20 allows us the enhanced capacity to offer our clients, regardless of message, size or expertise, the opportunity to broadcast to this busy region and reach millions of homes across Sub Saharan Africa.”  Mr Jaswal concludes, “We look forward to further growth in the remainder of 2013 and into the new year.”

ViewSat continues to set itself apart from the competition, firstly through its personable, flexible ethos – accommodating last minute requests from clients, switching channels and providing coverage for live events to name just a few; ‘Our quick turnaround time means that channels can be on the air in a matter of hours if required, our business can adapt easily to changing requests whilst keeping our transmission as smooth and pain free as possible,’ Mr Jaswal continues.

Secondly, ViewSat differentiates itself through its educational capacity – supporting a high proportion of its clients in start up channels through the entire process of transmitting their programmes.  From catering for large clients in the region such as ‘Anglican Church of Nigeria’, ‘God TV’, ‘Bible Exploration’ and ‘Inspiration TV’ to name just a few, to smaller start up channels in the region, ViewSat employ the same principals of partnership – ensuring customer retention is high and new clients are joining all the time.

ViewSat are pleased to offer the largest range of free to air channels on Intelsat 20 Ku Band, facilitating the successful transmission of these programmes to the largest possible audience in the region of Sub Saharan Africa.