Thaicom has entered into a multi-year agreement with Somaliland National Television (SLNTV), Somaliland’s national broadcaster. Under the terms of the agreement, Thaicom will provide SLNTV with C-band capacity on the Thaicom 5 satellite and a complete end-to-end solution that includes the design, installation and commissioning of the uplink facility. The satellite operator’s Multi Channels Per Carrier (MCPC) transmission platform facilitates turnaround service for global distribution of SLNTV’s programming.
Thaicom currently broadcasts 15 TV channels in East Africa on its broadcast platform at 78.5 degrees east. The global beam on Thaicom 5 spans four continents, providing services to viewers in Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa.
“The agreement will enable SLNTV to broadcast our network programming fare — which is comprised of entertainment, news and sports — to a worldwide audience,” said H.E. Osman Abdillahi Sahardeed, minister of information, culture and national guidance in Somaliland
Source: Satellite Today.com