Mid East & Africa

SES to deliver West African DTH for broadcast consortium

The February 2012 launch of SES-4

SES has signed a deal with a consortium of West African broadcasters, led by Africable and Media Plus, to deliver direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast television across… Read more

Trace names African COO

Sports and music pay TV channels provider Trace has named a COO for its African operations. Victor Bannerman-Chedid will work alongside Trace’s existing management in… Read more

MTV extends reach in South Africa

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa plans to move MTV in South Africa to pay TV operator MultiChoice’s DStv Extra and Compact packages on August… Read more

Kipco rejects US$3.2 billion offer for OSN stake

Kipco Tower

Kuwait Projects Company (Kipco) has reportedly rejected a US$3.2 billion (€2.4 billion) offer from an unnamed US private equity group for a majority stake in… Read more

Broadband satellite deal for Intelsat in Angola

Satellite operator Intelsat has struck a multi-year deal with Angolan national oil and gas company Sonangol’s subsidiary MSTelecom to provide broadband services to consumers and… Read more

Wananchi’s Zuku to upgrade cable broadband

Wananchi Programming-owned Kenya-based pay TV provider Zuku is upgrading its broadband network in the country’s capital, Nairobi. In addition to providing pay TV services and… Read more

Eutelsat signs long-term deal with MultiChoice


Eutelsat Communications has agreed a multi-transponder deal with MultiChoice Africa, designed to secure the “continuing expansion” of MultiChoice’s DStv pay TV platform over the next… Read more

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