Amsterdam – VIVACOM, the leading provider of telecom services in Bulgaria, announced at IBC in Amsterdam the signature of a multi-year contract with Eutelsat for C-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite in order to expand its video business in Africa.

VIVACOM’s ambition is to provide contribution services for international channels seeking carriage by major African pay-TV operators. The first six channels are already being uplinked to EUTELSAT 8 West B from Bulgaria, using VIVACOM’s Plana teleport which is also one of Eutelsat’s partner teleports, certified under the World Teleport Association’s Teleport Certification Program.