Mid East & Africa

Discovery forms partnership with Doğuş for major Turkish expansion

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Discovery Communications has agreed a strategic relationship with Turkey’s Doğuş Media Group to increase its portfolio to 13 channels and strengthen its ad sales offer.  The… Read more

ATU votes for no change on UHF spectrum

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The African Telecommunication Union has come out publicly in opposition to the reallocation of the UHF band and C-band to mobile services. At its final… Read more

South Africa’s Altech to sell pay TV venture after failing to woo consumers

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Technology group Altech is to sell its Altech Node pay TV venture in South Africa after less than a year, citing poor uptake of the service… Read more

FilmBox expands in African with OVYtv

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SPI International/Filmbox has agreed with African operator OVY Network to extend their channel distribution agreement, extending its reach in a number of sub-Saharan African countries.… Read more

Canal+ launches new sports channels for Africa

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Pay TV operator Canal+ is ramping up its offer for Africa with the launch of four dedicated sport channels. The four channels, Canal+ Sport 1,… Read more

Orange in talks to take over Airtel units in Africa


Orange and  Bharti Airtel International, the Dutch-based subsidiary of the Indian telecom giant, have entered into exclusive talks on the sale of Airtel’s operations in… Read more

Eutelsat 8 West B arrives in Kourou

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Satellite operator Eutelsat’s latest satellite, Eutelsat 8 West B, has arrived at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana and is in the final stages of… Read more

icflix: 60,000+ hours viewed a month


Middle East and North African streaming firm icflix claims its subscribers are watching more than 60,000 hours of premium content every month. The SVOD platform… Read more

African Movie Channel launches on Lebara Play

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African Movie Channel has signed up with the new Lebara Play OTT TV service, securing distribution outside Africa for the first time. Lebara Play, the… Read more

Icflix goes global with NetRange partnership


Middle Eastern video-on-demand service Icflix will be available to global audiences thanks to a deal with white label smart TV portal provider NetRange. Through the… Read more