Tata expands video services to Nigeria with Main One

Tata expands video services to Nigeria with Main One

Tata Communications has extended its video content distribution service into Nigeria through a partnership with Main One Cable Company.

The Video Connect service will allow broadcast and production companies in the country to distribute their video content live worldwide, and improve the reach of international broadcasters into the region.

Tata cited increasing demand for high-quality video in and out of Nigeria as a driver for the expansion, which connects the company’s global video network to a local fibre network, linking key broadcasters, production and post-production houses in Africa.

“This extension of Video Connect's reach, together with our existing presence in South Africa and our global video network, will further enhance the value proposition for our customers, allowing the distribution of premium broadcast quality content into and out of Africa,” said Genius Wong, SVP, Global Network Services at Tata Communications.

The expansion utilises Tata’s global subsea cable network and Main One’s cable linking Europe and West Africa to carry both live and file-based content, with worldwide transmission to over 300 media hotspots.

“We are proud to be part of this ground-breaking partnership, bringing new opportunities not only for Nigeria, but Africa as a whole. Our high-quality fibre network, coupled with Tata Communications' international expertise and global network, will open up a new world of opportunities for video coming in and out of the African region, as well as create new business opportunities for studios, broadcasters, production and pre-production companies throughout Nigeria,” said Funke Opeke, CEO of Main One.

Tata also offers Video Connect services in South Africa via its subsidiary Neotel.

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