European satellite firm to air Benin company's TV channels in West Africa

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Canal Holdings, a media production company based in Benin, has signed a deal with  European satellite owner and operator SES S.A., based in Luxembourg, to distribute Canal's TV channels in several West Africa nations, SES said late last week.

“We are proud to be selected by Canal Holdings to support their growth ambitions in Africa, and to broadcast their pay-TV (package) offering to Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal," Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, SES' senior vice president of commercial, affairs, Africa, said. "For consumers in this region, it means new content and new channels in four local languages."

Canal's customers will benefit from better broadcast capacity and technical solutions provided through SES.

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