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DW Changes to SES-5 to Improve Reception

Broadcaster aims to improve listening, viewing experience in Africa

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.