Mid East & Africa

Nigeria’s ACTV signs multi-year deal with Spacecom

ACTV CEO Godfrey Orkeh

Nigerian pay TV operator ACTV has signed a multi-year contract to use Israel-based Spacecom’s Amos-5 satellite to distribute its content in Ku-band from the 17°… Read more

Kenyan pay TV operators condemn broadcasters’ ‘misinformation’

GoTV Kenya

Kenyan pay TV operators GOtv Kenya and StarTimes Kenya have said they will take legal action after local broadcasters aired adverts advising viewers not to… Read more

BBC revamps African web presence

Dmitry Shishkin

BBC World Service has launched a new African edition of the BBC.com website, designed to deliver more relevant news and content to those living on… Read more

Spacecom to provide capacity for African Cup of Nations


Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has been chosen to provide broadcast services on Amos-5 at 17°E for the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Orange Africa Cup… Read more

Sony Pictures Television’s Young to take senior distribution role

Mark Young

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has named Mark Young as senior vice president of distribution, UK, Africa and Ireland. London-based Young will be responsible for managing… Read more

New African deals for Box TV

The Box TV

UK-based music channel provider Box TV has struck four new distribution deals in Africa. Box TV has signed agreements with Continental Satellite and African Cable… Read more

Viacom to launch Nick and MTV channels on OSN


Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is expanding its offering in the MENA region with the launch of Nickelodeon HD, Nick Jr. and MTV Live HD… Read more

3Vision Distribution launches raft of channels with ACTV

ACTV CEO Godfrey Orkeh

Distributor 3Vision has launched a number of channels as part of the new African Cable Television (ACTV) bouquet for Nigeria. ACTV will be offering customers… Read more

Arabsat completes Saudi hub upgrade for STC

Khalid Balkhayour

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat has completed the implementation of a project with Saudi telco STC to to renew and upgrade the latter’s satellite hub… Read more

African Movie Channel Series launches on Zuku


Nigerian broadcaster African Movie Channel has launched a new channel focusing on series on the Wananchi Programming-owned Zuku pay TV platform. African Movie Channel Series… Read more