Ethiosat Service, Accessibility Growing Steadily

Addis Ababa: The service and accessibility of Ethiosat, an Ethiopian communication satellite platform that provides satellite services to television channels for Ethiopian audience, is growing steadily, Ethiopian Media Authority disclosed. The Ethiosat Company conducted a workshop in Addis Ababa today with its customers and partners to discuss on the development of the industry. Ethiopian Media Authority Director-General Mohammed Edris said that Ethiosat currently hosts more than 70 religious, commercial, public and other local television channels. The accessibility of Ethiosat is currently high, he said, adding it is necessary to identify the issues that need to be strengthened in the future by evaluating the progress so far made. He reiterated that the authority will support and cooperate with this effort. Deputy Director of Ethiopian Space Science and Geospatial Institute, Bethlehem Niguse said Ethiosat has been contributing in reducing the high costs that had been paid for foreign satellite service p roviders. It has also helped the country to preserving the culture of the nation. Moreover, she elaborated that Ethiopia is working to have its own communication satellite. Source: Ethiopian News Agency