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Afghanistan Broadcasting System (ABS) is to launch a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service called Ogaab HD+, following an agreement with satellite platform Eutelsat.

Eutelsat 15 Feb 19Oggab HD+ will provide nationwide coverage via Eutelsat 53A, and carry both national and premium international TV channels. The contract, for multiple Ku-band satellite transponder capacity , will also enable ABS to extend its digital terrestrial television (DTT) network from Kabul to all other Afghan provinces by feeding DTT network head-ends.

“With our new teleport in Kabul, we provide better signal quality for the local broadcasters across Afghanistan at compelling terms. Eutelsat’s resources over Afghanistan provide the needed signal strength so that people can receive all channels, even with a 45-cm satellite dish antenna. In 2019 we will offer enhanced services like video-on-demand and other products to customers across the country,” said Andi Wilmers, chief operating officer, ABS.

Once launched, ABS’ Oqaab platform will provide TV channels in areas where no terrestrial reception was previously available.

Michel Azibert, chief commercial and development director, Eutelsat,  added: “We are delighted to be supporting Afghanistan Broadcasting System in enriching the country’s TV landscape. This contract consolidates our presence in Afghanistan, where we have been present since 2014 in partnership with the Ministry of Communications in the data field.”