ZAP (satellite television)

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ZAP
Public
Industry Telecommunication
Founded 2010
Headquarters Luanda, Angola
Products Direct broadcast satellite
Parent NOS
Website www.ZAP.co.ao
www.ZAP.co.mz

ZAP is a digital satellite television provider mainly for Portuguese speaking countries in sub-Saharan Africa. ZAP launched in Angola in 2010, providing a subscription based TV service covering the sub-Saharan countries to south of Angola. ZAP operates from the Eutelsat W7 satellite, placed over Africa at 36,0 degrees East, broadcasting in DVB-S2 in five Ku band transponders with MPEG-4 compression and Nagravision encryption.[1]

ZAP provides an unprecedented number of Portuguese-language channels for a region where Portuguese-speaking African countries account for more than 40 million people.[2]

In order to subscribe to ZAP's television service a subscriber can use either one of the two available decoders. The "HD+" decodes the encrypted signal, provides an Electronic Programming Guide, High Definition image and 5.1 stereo sound. The "HD+DVR" decoder provides the additional functionality of Digital Video Recorder.

Channels[edit]

ZAP currently offers 150 channels, including several HDTV channels, featuring TV series, films, music, children’s programmes, news, sports and documentaries. The subscribers may chose one of three tiered channel packages: "Mini" with 35 channels; "Max" with 80 channels; and "Premium" with 100 channels. Additionally ZAP provides several radio channels.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standard. "EUTELSAT'S W7 SATELLITE WELCOMES ON BOARD 'ZAP',". www.eutelsat.com. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Angola EMB". www.angolaemb.com. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  3. ^ "ZAP". www.zap.co.ao. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 

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