Monday, May 2, 2016

Thaicom to carry Somaliland National TV programmes

Rebecca Hawkes
Somaliland National Television (SLNTV) has sealed a deal to lease satellite capacity on Thaicom 5 as well as contracting the Asian operator to design, install and commission an uplink facility.

Thaicom, which currently broadcasts 15 TV channels in East Africa on its broadcast platform at 78.5° East, will now provide SLNTV with C-band capacity and facilitate global distribution of its content via its multi channels per carrier (MCPC) transmission platform. The global beam on the Thaicom 5 satellite reaches 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 Osman Abdillahi Sahardeed, minister of information, culture and national guidance in Somaliland.
Source - Rapid TV