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Eutelsat supports launch of UNESCO’s new television channel

A new channel is 100% dedicated to educating young Africans.

Eutelsat Group has announced 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.”