Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

Muvi TV, Zambia’s leading commercial broadcaster and one of Africa’s fastest-growing satellite TV platforms, is poised for a new phase of expansion. The company has renewed and expanded its satellite capacity requirements from Stellar, a leading German play-out centre and satellite uplink facility, that leases high-power capacity on the EUTELSAT 7B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) to broadcast Muvi TV to Zambia and neighbouring countries. The additional capacity enables Muvi TV to double the range of quality channels broadcast via EUTELSAT 7B. From six channels launched in 2013, the platform now operates 12 channels, including popular Nigerian content, new Muvi-branded channels, as well as news, sports (including German Bundesliga matches), and innovative formats showing user-generated content. Read the full story here.