How To Start Your Channel

Starting your own TV Channel

Viewsat offers a professional, flexible and reliable service to start up channels looking to broadcast their content to a global audience.

Our experience with helping new channels choose the right platform for their programming means that we can assist with the technicalities of broadcasting, as well as offering specialist advice to ensure a rewarding broadcasting experience.

Over 10 years experience

Viewsat has over 10 years experience helping startup channels take their first step into the world of broadcasting. 

Our professional sales representitives will be there to help you at every stage of the process, ensuring your channel is always live.


How do you want to broadcast?

Frequently Asked Questions

What services do Viewsat provide?
Viewsat currently provide services into Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa and North America with planned further expansions into these regions.Viewsat are able to offer services into other regions if need be. This includes television and radio stations as well as data services.
I have never owned my own TV station, how can Viewsat help?
Viewsat specialise in helping start up channels grow and have many success stories which you can find in our case study section.
Viewsat have a 24 hour MCR for any technical related issues which our staff are more than welcome to help with. Viewsat are able to help you create playlists, insert graphics and much more.
How do I start my own TV station?
This can be done in one of 3 ways
1.       Sending pre recorded materials via FTP (file transfer over the internet)
2.       Delivering a signal via satellite
3.       Delivering a signal via fibre to our POP (point of presence) at Telehouse North in London

What do I need to set up my own channel?
All you need is Content, which can be anything from general entertainment to a religious broadcast.

Can I choose where my content can be seen?
Yes, each satellite covers a particular footprint. Our experienced team would be able to help you decide which region is best for you to target.
How do I get my files across to Viewsat?
As well as in helping you to create playlists and get your content ready for broadcast (please see above), Viewsat also accept files via the internet (FTP), hard drive, fibre and satellite.

How do I report a problem or a change?
We have an experienced MCR team, who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

How can I advertise on my channel?
Although Viewsat aren't actively involved in this part of the process, our experienced team can help advise you how best to gain profit from advertising on you channel.

How can I launch a streaming channel?
Viewsat is launching a new OTT streaming service that enables startup channels to get their channel on air and viewable worldwide. Get in touch today to see how we can assist you.

As well as multiple success stories and glowing testimonials from our clients (please see our articles section or case studies) we are happy to discuss your unique requirements. Please contact us to get involved and broadcast your channel to millions.

Got a question? We are here to help.


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