Video In Africa

As African nations progress through analogue switchoff, the continent is looking to satellite to bridge the digital divide. As one of the largest media distributor in the world, we combine a strong regional presence with global reach.

We are the leader in direct-to-home (DTH) and high definition (HD) innovation, offering the right satellite capabilities to keep your business at the forefront of the new video landscape. More than 40 DTH operators trust us to deliver 8,000 TV channels to over 351 million households worldwide – more than any other satellite operator. Our TV services entertain and inform more than 1 billion people around the world.

We have made substantial investments to provide coverage over the continent. Our four prime video neighbourhoods play host to seven DTH platforms – including Canal+, Zuku, StarSat, MultiTV and Globecast – and transmit 707 TV channels to more than 7 million DTH homes  in Africa’s key Francophone and Anglophone markets.
We have 10 satellites covering Africa, and regional offices in Accra, Lagos and Addis Ababa. Our local on-the-ground teams provide satellite communications services combine knowledge of local market conditions with more than 30 years of experience delivering satellite solutions to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, business and governmental organisations.

It is our vision in Africa to help broadcasters develop the market in their region, and meet the continent’s growing demand for bigger and better content and connectivity.


Our acquisition of RR Media has led to the establishment of a new company, MX1. Offering a full suite of innovative digital video and end-to-end media solutions, we work with leading media businesses to provide video expertise and capabilities, including highly optimized content management and distribution services to transform content into the ultimate viewer experience.

Our focus it to help our customers to grow their business. We have the knowledge and experience to launch and develop new satellite communication services in Africa.
When you work with us, you will benefit from:

  • Local satellite experts in the region, providing close customer support
  • A team that combines the resources of the entire SES group
  • An ambitious satellite fleet expansion programme
  • Proven expertise in video, enterprise and government services
  • A strong orientation to customer growth

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For more information or for a quote, please contact us.