RSCC and Romantis to create DTH platform for Africa

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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RSCC and Romantis set up a new project to provide video services in African region

BERLIN, Germany — Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and Romantis GmbH are creating a new technological DTH TV-platform for the Africa coverage. The TV broadcast service package will enable the current and new broadcasters to launch and promote national and regional TV programs all over Africa. This cooperation will employ the new Russian telecommunications satellite Express-AM6 that was launched on 21 October 2014 and the German teleport VicusLuxLink.

“Based on the use of RSCC Express-AM6 spacecraft capacity, this project pioneers on the African continent, and in this respect we are truly happy that the project is implemented together with Romantis acting as one of our key partners. In accordance with our target, when the satellite is commissioned and put into the commercial operation, we are planning to deliver the TV broadcasting services on the African market which presents a very attractive business platform. The broadcasters will get the ready-made solution to provide such services,” said Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC Director General.

“We appreciate the long-term successful cooperation with RSCC, especially in the field of TV broadcasting which is a significant part of Romantis worldwide business activities. The launch of the new RSCC satellite with the capacity related engagements in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will boost the business cooperation between RSCC and Romantis to a new level,” said Dr. Harald W. Stange, CEO of Romantis GmbH.