Mid East & Africa

MTG launches Viasat channels in Seychelles

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Modern Times Group has launched its four Viasat factual pay TV channels via cable operator Intelvision in the Republic of Seychelles. Viasat Crime, Viasat Explore,… Read more

English Club TV on Du

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Educational channel English Club TV has struck an agreement for distribution with UAE-based service provider Du.  The channel is now available in Du’s basic package… Read more

Eutelsat and Spacecom team up for Africa at 16-17° East

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Satellite operators Eutelsat and Spacecom are to create a unified neighbourhood for Africa at the 16-17° East orbital position. The two companies have established a… Read more

Da Vinci Learning gains with StarTimes

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Educational channel Da Vinci Learnng has launched with African pay TV services StarTimes and StarSat. The deal means that Da Vinci Learning is now available… Read more

DStv adds internet-powered TV services

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Africa’s MultiChoice has unveiled suite of internet-connected services for its pay TV service DStv, including catch-up, remote record and on-demand offerings. Available to customers of… Read more



African exchange: digital switchover problems and pay TV opportunities

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The African pay TV market is growing, but delays and disruptions continue to plague the analogue-to-digital switchover. Andy McDonald reports. The pay TV market in… Read more

ZAP partners with Arris for African nDVR and VoD

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Sub-Sahara Lusophone African TV service provider ZAP has partnered with Arris to offer network DVR (nDVR) and video on demand (VOD) services. Satellite TV provider… Read more

Interview: David Butorac, OSN

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Pay TV operator OSN has continued to see strong growth recently and is now looking to expand its offering further via digital distribution. CEO David… Read more

Interview: Sam Barnett, MBC

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MBC is the leading broadcaster in the Middle East and has prospered despite the many challenges facing media players in the region. CEO Sam Barnett… Read more