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Eutelsat Group supports the launch of UNESCO's new television channel, Educa-TV

  • A new channel 100% dedicated to educating young Africans
  • A commitment to inclusive broadcasting, promoting access to free-to-air television for all households
  • Easier access to education via satellite

Addis Ababa, 16 February 2024 - Eutelsat Group is proud to support UNESCO's Regional Office for Central Africa with the launch of the educational television channel, Educa-TV, at the African Union Summit of Heads of State. The Educa-TV project aims to help improve access to and quality of education by setting up a television channel dedicated exclusively to teaching and learning in Central Africa.

Broadcast via satellite, the new channel will be available 24/7, free-to-air, in more than 20 countries on the African continent. Educa-TV is aimed primarily at pupils enrolled in exam classes, from primary to secondary school, to help them prepare for their final exams. In addition, a non-formal education component, aimed at young people and adults, will provide training in various fields linked to contemporary challenges, such as health education, education for sustainable development, and entrepreneurship training to promote the employability of young people.

Laurence Delpy, President of Eutelsat's Video business, said: "We are delighted to support UNESCO and ECCAS with the launch of the Educa-TV channel. Our commitment to reducing the digital divide and expanding digital inclusion is a crucial component of the Group's corporate social responsibility strategy. This new channel fits perfectly with the beneficial social mission that our satellites can offer, by facilitating access to education for all students in Central Africa. Thanks to satellite, students in even the most remote and inaccessible regions, whatever the level of infrastructure development, will be able to benefit from this new educational content."


About Eutelsat Group

Eutelsat Group is a global leader in satellite communications, delivering connectivity and broadcast services worldwide. The Group was formed through the combination of the Company and OneWeb in 2023, becoming the first fully integrated GEO-LEO satellite operator with a fleet of 35 Geostationary satellites and a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of more than 600 satellites. The Group addresses the needs of customers in four key verticals of Video, where it distributes more than 6,500 television channels, and the high-growth connectivity markets of Mobile Connectivity, Fixed Connectivity, and Government Services. Eutelsat Group’s unique suite of in-orbit assets enables it to deliver integrated solutions to meet the needs of global customers. The Company is headquartered in Paris and the Eutelsat Group employs more than 1,700 people across more than 50 countries. The Group is committed to delivering safe, resilient, and environmentally sustainable connectivity to help bridge the digital divide. The Company is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL) and the London Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL)

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