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Eutelsat Provides Beam for Nigerian Pay-TV

Eutelsat Communications recently reached a five-year contract agreement with Entertainment Highway Ltd (EHL) for a new pay-TV platform serving Nigeria. The contract covers one high-power Ku-band transponder on the W4 satellite connected to a high-power spotbeam focused over Nigeria.

Called HiTV, the service will offer 15 digital channels, including three sports channels offering football from the Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Other international channels broadcast on the platform include BBC World, E! Entertainment, God TV, MTV Base, Sky News, Eurosport News, Nickelodeon.

New locally produced channels will provide Nigerian and foreign movies, music, children and general entertainment programming.