AREWA24 launches on EUTELSAT 16A satellite

AREWA24 launches on EUTELSAT 16A satelliteAREWA24 installers ready to point customer dishes to EUTELSAT 16A. (Image source: AREWA24)AREWA24 has announced a lease with Eutelsat Communications to broadcast through its satellite

The 24-hour Hausa language channel, which was launched in June 2014 in northern Nigeria, agreed the deal with Eutelsat with the aim of expanding its footprint across West Africa.

Utilising the EUTELSAT 16A satellite’s Ku-band footprint that covers much of sub-Saharan Africa, AREWA24 aims to reach Hausa-speaking communities in Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Cameroon.

The channel says the deal has enabled viewers to benefit from improved satellite signal quality across the Hausa-speaking regions, as well as accessing a range of free-to-air channels available from the satellite’s programming neighbourhood.

Jacob Arback, president of AREWA24, commented, “We are extremely proud to bring the finest broadcasting resources to our television channel and to enrich the lives of our viewers by showcasing the beauty, promise and potential of Northern Nigeria to Hausa speakers across Nigeria and West and Central Africa.”

AREWA24’s line-up covers music, entertainment, lifestyle, business, employment, arts, sports, chat shows, children’s programmes and original dramas.

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