Mid East & Africa

African countries will miss analogue switch-off deadline

Adam Thomas

Major African territories such as South Africa and Nigeria are set to miss a deadline to switch off analogue television signals, according to new research.… Read more

WWE in exclusive deal with OSN

WWE's flagship television program Monday Night Raw®

Wrestling organisation WWE has truck a deal with Middle East pay TV provider OSN to provide its content, including flagship TV show Monday Night Raw,… Read more

Kipco receives offer for OSN

Faisal Al Ayyar

Kipco, the majority owner of Middle East pay TV provider OSN, has received an offer for the company from an unspecified bidder. Kipco said it… Read more

FIC replaces Setanta with Fox Sports in sub-Saharan Africa

Fox Sports

Fox International Channels (FIC) has launched Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2 in sub-Saharan Africa, replacing Setanta Sports and Setanta Action. FIC said that the… Read more

Globecast secures PoP deal for West Africa

Globecast London image 2

Media services group Globecast has struck a point-of-presence partnership with Senegalese telecom operator Sonatel.  Dakar-based Sonatiel serves markets including Mali, Guinée Bissau and Guinée. Globecast… Read more

Tribune Digital Ventures acquires EPG data leader

What's-ON Arabia

Tribune Digital Ventures has acquired What’s-ON, a TV search and EPG data provider for India and the Middle East for approximately US$27 million (€20 million).… Read more

A&E set for Germany, Iberia, Africa launches


A&E is to launch in 10 million homes across Europe and Africa this fall. The A+E Networks International-owned channel will go live in Germany, Austria,… Read more

Al Arab news channel selects Vizrt

Middle Eastern news channel Al Arab has selected Vizrt to provide studio automation systems ahead of the station’s launch later this year.  Al Arab will… Read more

A+E’s Lifetime to launch on DStv


A+E Networks is to launch women’s entertainment channel Lifetime on the MultiChoice DStv platform in South Africa on July 22. The channel will launch on… Read more

Samsung adds MBC Shahid VoD app

Shahid MBC

TV manufacturer Samsung has teamed up with Dubai-based broadcaster MBC to launch the latter’s Shahid premium video-on-demand app across the Middle East and North Africa.… Read more