Eutelsat Communications has inked a contract for capacity on its Atlantic Bird 3 satellite with Telediffusion d’Algerie to broadcast Algeria’s national digital terrestrial television package of television and radio channels.
Telediffusion d’Algerie’s (TDA) capacity on Atlantic Bird 3 will ensure that digital terrestrial television channels benefit from immediate and complete coverage of Algeria. The five-year contract between Eutelsat and TDA is for one 36MHz transponder connected to Atlantic Bird 3’s steerable spotbeam which is centered over Algeria.
Tahar Beddiar, deputy CEO of TDA, said: This contract reinforces the relationship of trust between TDA and Eutelsat and demonstrates conclusively our satisfaction with the quality of broadcasting service delivered by Eutelsat. The implementation of this contract for direct broadcasting of our platform of television and radio channels is an important step in the deployment of our Digital Terrestrial Television network.