Du upgrades its Direct-to-Home services at the 7/8° West orbital position to power dedicated high-definition services for customers across the region.
Eutelsat Communications has partnered with du, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), to upgrade its Direct-to-Home satellite services across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. With this partnership, du is increasing capacity at the 7/8° West orbital position, enabling its media customers to seamlessly deliver high-definition content to viewers, with an optimised user experience.
The 7/8° West orbital position reaches 90% of TV homes across the MENA region, and offers exclusive reach. This new partnership with Eutelsat enables du to enhance the delivery of content for its customers across MENA, with boosted capacity and an exceptional end-user experience, to better serve customers broadcasting TV channels in both standard and high definition.
Commenting on the partnership, Karim Benkirane, Chief Commercial Officer at du, said: “We are continually expanding and enhancing our services and products portfolio to serve the growing demands of broadcasters and content providers. Increasing our satellite capacity on the 7/8 W orbital position enables our customers to reach more end users across the region and deliver more HD and SD services. We are dedicated to providing reliable, high-quality delivery every time, no matter which device, platform or technology is being used. We are very pleased to be working with Eutelsat to boost our capacity and offer unparalleled reach, flexibility and availability for our customers, making it simple for broadcasters and content owners to succeed.”
Mahmoud El Danaf, Eutelsat VP for MENA Sales Region, added: “Dus satellite services are a critical component of Eutelsats offering for audiences in the Middle East and North Africa and demonstrate our commitment to connecting customers and end-users across the region. We work with world-class satellite provider partners to deliver state-of-the-art broadcast services via the regions largest teleport. Our world-leading satellite and terrestrial infrastructure offers unparalleled reach, flexibility and availability for our customers and helps us to address markets where demand for high-definition services is growing.”