Mid East & Africa

Trace to launch separate Trace Urban feed for South Africa

Olivier Laouchez

Trace is planning to launch a separate, dedicated feed of its flagship music channel, Trace Urban, in South Africa later this year. Speaking to DTVE,… Read more

SES launches West African digital TV platform

Astra 2F

Satellite operator SES has launched a new digital TV platform for West Africa on its Astra 2F satellite at 28.2°  East.  The Nigerian platform, which… Read more

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