Hertfordshire, UK– SkyVision Global Networks Ltd announced a partnership with ABS to launch two new video platforms on ABS-3A. This will provide quality DVB-S and DVB-S2 content, including HD, via satellite across sub-Saharan Africa, including French speaking Africa and South Africa.

The signing of this agreement will deliver vital communications services via ABS-3A, located at the 3°W orbital position, to effectively meet the growing demand for content and DTH services using 90cm dishes. The new platforms will support both SD and HD channels in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding. Coverage will focus on the free-to-air channels and pay-TV markets in sub-Saharan Africa.