Mid East & Africa

Intelsat hit by challenging African environment


Intelsat reported a decline in revenues and profits in the third quarter, claiming that network services growth from new business was more than offset by… Read more

Canal+ Overseas takes majority stake in Thema

François Thiellet

Canal+’s international arm, Canal+ Overseas, has agreed to take a majority stake in channel distributor Thema. Created in 2005 by François Thiellet, Thema specialises in… Read more

Alarab TV taps Elemental

Alarab's HQ

Alarab TV, the new Middle East news channel backed by Prince Alwaleed bin Talalm has chosen Elemental to deliver technology to support its live linear… Read more

Canal+ unveils A+ line-up ahead of launch on Friday

François Deplanck

Canal+’s new sub-Saharan African channel, A+, will launch in 20  countries in western and central Africa on Friday as part of the Canalsat bouquet.  A+… Read more

Turner adds Africa to French chief’s remit

Turner Broadcasting has added responsibility for the African market to its French market chief Pierre Branco’s remit and has added Africa to the responsibilities of… Read more

Vision247 takes Arabic channels to Samsung devices

Channel distributor Mondo Globo has teamed up with hybrid platform provider Vision247 to deliver Middle East-based MBC and Arabia One channels to Euroepan viewers via… Read more

MTG launches four networks in Malawi

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European broadcaster Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched four factual entertainment channels for the first time in the East African country of Malawi.  Viasat Crime,… Read more

Al Arabiya News launches BlackBerry app

Faisal Abbas (second from left) with Blackberry's Rami Alzoubi & Eric Johnson, and journalist Stephanie Farah at the launch.

Al Arabiya News, the English language platform of the Al Arabiya News Channel, has launched an app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The app is available through… Read more

Mobile African spectrum land-grab could threaten vital services, says report


A spectrum grab in Africa by the global wireless industry could undercut the continent’s economies, and pose a threat social and public safety services by… Read more

Trace extends Trace Sport Stars deal with MultiChoice


Europe-based channel group Trace said it will “significantly increase” the reach of Trace Sport Stars in the African market, after extending its deal with pay… Read more