DW Changes to SES-5 to Improve Reception

Broadcaster aims to improve listening, viewing experience in Africa
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Deutsche Welle has decided to change satellites in order to improve reception in Africa.

The broadcaster is now broadcasting on the Ku-band on the SES-5 satellite at 5 degrees West in addition to the Eutelsat 5 West A in order to improve technical service and broadcast quality.

DW says that the SES-5 satellite broadcast will make it easier for viewers to tune in with their own DTH dish.

Since September, the SES-5 broadcast has enabled DW’s audiences in Africa to tune in using a small satellite dish (80 cm to 180 cm).

The company will continue its TV simulcast until Nov. 30., while radio programming will be simulcast on SES-5 and Eutelsat 5 West A until Sept. 30, 2014.