Mid East & Africa

SuperSport launches seventh HD channel on DStv

South African sports broadcaster SuperSport has added a seventh high definition channel to its line-up on Multichoice-owned satellite platform DStv. SSHD7, the HD version of… Read more

SatLink launches DVB-S2 platform on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird

SatLink Communications has launched a new DVB-S2 platform on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite.  The platform offers powerful wide beam coverage to Europe and the Middle… Read more

Arab broadcasting union signs Eutelsat deal

The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) has agreed a multi-year contract for Ku-band capacity on the Eutelsat 21B satellite that provides reach over the Middle… Read more

African channels choose Globecast for distribution

African channels Benie TV and Ouest TV have chosen Globecast to distribute their programming via satellite to new audiences in West Africa. The two channels… Read more

BBC Worldwide appoints SVP for high growth CEMA markets

BBC Worldwide has appointed former Fox International Channels executive Jay Tallon to the new role of senior vice president high growth markets CEMA. Tallon, who… Read more

Nine in 10 MENA households now taking satellite TV

Over nine out of 10 housheholds in 15 countries across the Middle East and North Africa now take satellite TV for pay TV and free-to-air… Read more

beIN Sport to roll out across MENA with Pace

Al Jazeera-owned beIN Sport has chosen Pace to deliver home media servers and HD set-top boxes to enable it to roll out its service across… Read more

BBC Worldwide appoints Africa boss

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has hired Joel Churcher as vice president and general manager of its business in Africa. The… Read more

Discovery launching TLC in Middle East, North Africa

The international division of Discovery is launching its TLC HD channel in the MENA region, sealing a carriage deal with OSN. The pay TV platform… Read more

Partners prep MENA second screen app Synclie

Digital Media Services, the digital media arm of Choueiri Group, and AJ Consulting subsidiary SynkOnAir have partnered to launch a second screen app called Synclie… Read more