Euronews inks distribution deal with DStv Africa, Quest TV

Distribution

Euronews is expanding its reach in Sub-Saharan Africa with new distribution agreements with DStv Africa and Ouest TV, as well as launching on a DTT network in Mozambique, Broadband TV News reported. The DStv Africa satellite bouquet is now carrying the Portuguese service of Euronews on GoTV+, its DTT service in Mozambique. DStv has also decided to allocate a specific channel to Euronews Portuguese for its DTH customers in Mozambique and Angola. DStv Africa now offers its Sub-Saharan viewers seven out of Euronews' 13 languages (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian). Euronews and Ouest TV, a news channel for West and Central Africa, have signed an agreement allowing the African channel to rebroadcast programmes, live, from Euronews French, every hour between 6.30 pm and 11.30 pm, in 30-minute segments. Based in Senegal, Ouest TV broadcasts in French to 24 countries in West and Central Africa. It is also available unencrypted across Sub-Saharan Africa via the Amos 5 satellite.

Source: Telecompaper 18 February 2015