NIGCOMSAT DTH (Direct-to-Home) Platform

Today’s Broadcast Industry consumers demand more than ever before. They want to watch their favourite shows in high quality, on any device, anywhere, anytime. As a broadcaster, you want to provide the best content in all necessary formats, to reach new audiences wherever and however they watch. We can help.

With a capacity of more than 250 Channels on our DTH platform, broadcasters trust us to deliver a wide range of media content to their customers’ homes – including standard TV, HDTV and the Ultra HD channels. NIGCOMSAT range of solutions includes the preparation and transmission of content for both linear and non-linear platforms, as well as a full suite of media services including digital distribution and playout of content for video-on-demand, streaming and satellite TV.

Our platform provides free-to-air, free-to-view and pay-TV channels, as well as video-on-demand content to homes in sub-Saharan Africa.


Delivering Your Content Everywhere

When it comes to bringing your content to new audiences around the world, it’s important that it arrives at the right place and the right time. Satellites are ideal for transmitting content to cable and terrestrial networks on every continent. At NIGCOMSAT Ltd, we provide the lease of dedicated space segment services for your content distribution. Our satellites are the main distributor of cable programming, with neighbourhoods that reach almost every cable household, in West Africa and Southern Africa bringing the world’s most informative and entertaining programming to your audiences.

You will benefit from:

  • Reaching 100% of the network head-ends in the covered regions (both cable and terrestrial)
  • Prime video content neighbourhood on DTH orbital slots
  • The ability to transmit high-bandwidth content, such as HD and Ultra HD
  • Optimized link for distribution
  • Extremely reliable service from ground to satellite, with three levels of back-up
  • DTT and Cable Distribution

Wherever your audience is, we deliver your TV and radio content from your central broadcasting centre to the terrestrial towers or repeaters in your network, so that it can be broadcast via terrestrial networks to your customers’ homes. This means you can expand your network without incremental costs.

Whether you’re uplinking your content to our satellites from your own broadcast centre or from our teleports, we use MPEG-4 DVB-S2 and HEVC technologies so you can be sure of a smooth transition to HD when you’re ready.

With cable distribution, our satellites feed media content to cable head-ends, or integrated together with DTH. As the satellite feed is made available, it can be dimensioned to make the best possible use of the satellite capacity, often achieving a higher throughput than is achieved with DTH.

Network Offloading

The way consumers enjoy content is changing as more content is watched on demand. Audiences that live in remote regions that may not be well connected to the internet backbone have been left behind. Yet they still want to binge-watch their new favourite show at a time that suits them best.

Our services ensure your signals are distributed according to an optimised transmission scheme for both occasional use and full-time contribution. Share your view of breaking news or planned events with capacity to cover the latest news, live sports or entertainment (like concerts, reality shows) via an occasional use satellite capacity.

You will benefit from:

  • Short term capacity to broadcast from minutes to months
  • The ability to transmit high-bandwidth content, such as HD and Ultra HD
  • Extremely reliable services from ground to satellite
  • Full package solutions including technical consulting services
  • Easy bundling with our teleport services
  • Flexible online booking that offers segments from 15 minutes to 3 months
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Global, 24/7 customer support
  • Allow booking of capacity up to 90 days in advance
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