• Belgium Satellite Services brings Indian channels to Europe

    Belgium Satellite Services brings Indian channels to Europe
    By Robert Briel
    March , 2012 Europe/London

    Belgium Satellite Services has signed an agreement with Lamhas Satellite Services, an Indian teleport operator based in Mumbai, to bring new Indian channels to Europe.

    The new content will be distributed via the Eutelsat 9S (formerly Eurobird 9A) satellite at 9 degrees East.

    BSS, formed following the acquisition of Belgacom’s satellite services division in 2007, is a carrier of TV and radio channels serving customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

    Through this partnership with Lamhas Satellite Services, BSS will now offer Indian channels across the Eutelsat 9A footprint including Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

    Nitin Dhawan, CEO of Belgium Satellite Services, said: “This partnership with Lamhas Satellite Services will bring cost-effective delivery of Indian channels to Europe”.

    In a related development, MEASAT Satellite Systems has announced a partnership agreement with BSS for satellite capacity on the soon-to-be launched Africasat-1a satellite. Under the terms of the agreement, BSS has secured C-Band capacity on Africasat-1a with coverage across Africa, the Middle East and southern Europe.

    BSS provides tailor-made, high-quality satellite networking solutions including hosting and hub services, IP over satellite, and TV and broadcasting solutions. Its teleport infrastructure in Belgium accommodates an array of Class A antennas and remote hubs.

    “With our recent initiatives in Africa, we are increasing our international footprint with a significant presence in Africa and The Middle East,” said BSS’s Dhawan. “We consider our new relationship with MEASAT as a two-fold strategy to provide our customers improved access to the dynamic satellite services markets in Africa and The Middle East and serve as one of their teleport arms in Europe to target this market.”

    “MEASAT is delighted to have BSS as a strategic partner on Africasat-1a,” said Jarod Lopez, Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, MEASAT. “We look forward to the successful launch of Africasat-1a and the continued expansion our presence across the African, Middle Eastern and European regions.”

    The Africasat-1a satellite will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2012. To be located at the 46.0 degrees East orbital slot, the satellite will replace Africasat-1, which has been providing coverage to the region since 2007.
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