Mid East & Africa

Eutelsat extends functionality of TV guide in Middle East

Eutelsat HQ Paris

Eutelsat has expanded its Sat.tv mobile programming guide to include free-to-air channels broadcasting from its 7/8° West position. Sat.tv was launched in April 2016, targeting… Read more

My-HD taps Conax for service-based content security


Middle East-based pay TV outfit My-HD has tapped Conax to provide cloud-based content security for its service in the MENA region. Dubai-based My-HD Media is… Read more

New DTH platform for migrant groups in Middle East

The signing ceremony between Yahlive and EARTH at CABSAT 2017

Pakistan-based outfit Entertainment Reality TV Hub (EARTH) has teamed up with satellite platform Yahlive to launch a new DTH satellite service to serve five migrant… Read more

HorizonSAT taps Irdeto for new MENA DTH service

HTV Pinoy HorizonTV

Satellite service provider HorizonSAT has tapped Irdeto to provide content security for a new pay TV service targeting the Filipino population in the Middle East… Read more

Paramount Channel added to OSN

Paramount Channel

Viacom has agreed an expanded deal with OSN and its Nickelodeon, NickToon and Paramount Channel will now all be carried on the Middle Eastern pay… Read more

Ooredoo taps Harmonic for 4K channel delivery


Qatar-based telecom operator Ooredoo has partnered with Harmonic on the delivery of 4K TV channels in the Middle East. Ooredoo launched what it claimed was the… Read more

African pay TV revenues to reach US$6bn

Pascal Orhan

African pay TV revenues will climb from US$4.4 billion (€4.1 billion) last year to reach US$6 billion by 2021, according to research by Dataxis. For… Read more

StarTimes set to launch Zimbabwean service


Chinese-backed pan-African pay TV provider StarTimes is set to launch in Zimbabwe under the StarSat brand, according to local reports. StarTimes country manager Brenda Matshazi… Read more

Icflix partners with Orange in Egypt


Middle East and North African streaming service Icflix has partnered with Orange Egypt to offer its service to mobile users. Orange Egypt customers will be… Read more

BeIN Media adds new VOD services and channels

beIN on demand

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has added multiple on-demand service and seven new channels to its offering. The video-on-demand services include a Box Office… Read more