Mid East & Africa

Caleb Weinstein joins Fox International Channels

Caleb Weinstein

Former Amazon, Discovery and Viacom executive Caleb Weinstein has resurfaced at Fox International Channels. He will oversee distribution of FIC’s channels in Europe and Africa… Read more

Selevision teams with Arabsat to launch Middle East HbbTV platform

Saudi Arabia-based technology provider Selevision has teamed up with satellite operator Arabsat to launch what the pair say will be the first HbbTV-based service in… Read more

Tanzania’s Azam Media taps Kudelski unit for CI+ CAMs

AzamTV

African DTH provider Azam Media has teamed up with Kudelski-owned conditional access module supplier SmarDTV to deploy CI+ CAMs for its AzamTV service, currently in… Read more

Yahsat taps Orbital and Arianespace for Yahsat 3

Al Yah 3 with Earth

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has announced that Orbital Sciences will build its forthcoming Al Yah 3 satellite and that Arianespace will launch the craft from… Read more

Eutelsat Americas’ TV distribution arm appoints CEO, plans Euro expansion

Aymeric Genty

Eutelsat Americas has appointed Aymeric Genty as CEO of its TV channel distribution subsidiary, Alterna’TV, as it looks to expand and make channels available in… Read more

Trace Group extends African TVCabo deal

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Europe-based channel group, Trace, has extended it partnership with Angola and Mozambique pay-TV operator, TVCabo, launching Trace Sport Stars on the platform for the first… Read more

Trace Sport Stars signs Nigerian DTH deal

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Trace Sport Stars has extended its African footprint after signing a carriage deal with new Lagos, Nigeria-based DTH service provider Montage Cable Television. The deal… Read more

African OTT service Aflix goes live

Aflix

Aflix, a Netflix-style premium OTT service featuring more than 2,000 hours of content, including new releases from major Hollywood studios, has gone live in Africa. … Read more

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