Mid East & Africa

Rwandan telco Tigo launches VoD service


African telco Tigo is launching a new on-demand service targeting its 2.5 million customers in Rwanda. The telco is working with VoD firm Vonetize, which… Read more

CNBC extends distribution deal with OSN

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Business news channel CNBC has renewed its distribution deal with Middle East pay TV operator OSN. OSN will also make CNBC content available on its… Read more

Digital TV homes to reach 1.65 billion, driven by Asian gains

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The global number of digital TV homes will increase by more than 1 billion between 2010 and 2020 to reach 1.65 billion, driven by gains… Read more

iROKO chooses STN for playout


African TV platform iROKO has chosen Slovenia-based STN to provide playout and distribution services for its Nollywood entertainment channels via Eutelsat’s 5WA satellite with wide… Read more

Safaricom moves into TV space with mobile broadband STB

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Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is moving into the TV market with the launch of a mobile broadband-connected set-top box. Announcing the move, Safaricom said it… Read more

African Movie Channel Series launches on StarTimes


UK-based broadcaster, African Movie Channel (AMC) has launched its new channel, African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) on the StarTimes DTT and StarSat DTH African… Read more

Selevision unveils new codec with Full HD at 1Mbps claim


Middle East-based technology and content provider Selevision has unveiled what it describes as a revolutionary new video codec, dubbed Nukodec, that it says will delivery… Read more

Fox makes new appointments

Joon Lee

Fox International Channels has promoted two senior execs at its Asian unit and brought another into the business. Rohit D’Silva has taken the newly-created role… Read more

Etisalat taps Agama for quality assurance

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UAE-based telco Etisalat has selected Agama and its regional business partner Al-Falak to provide quality assurance for its IPTV and OTT services.  Agama and Middle… Read more

Nigeria selects Inview for digital switchover

Nick Markham

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has selected Inview Technology to provide the country’s national digital TV system, as it prepares to switch from analogue to… Read more