Mid East & Africa

UGC platform ALTV.com available in MENA


Ireland-based ALTV.com, the Dublin-based user-generated content streaming service backed by Irish-American media entrepreneur David McCourt and targeted at underserved areas of the world, has now… Read more

SES claims 2.81m TV home reach in Nigeria

SES-5 takes to the air

Satellite provider SES claims that is now reaches 2.81 million of a total 33.9 million TV homes in Nigeria. According to its first Satellite Monitor… Read more

InfraMed invests in Eutelsat’s Broadband for Africa scheme

Eutelsat HQ Paris

Investment vehicle InfraMed has struck a deal with Eutelsat to become a 21% stakeholder in the satellite operator’s Broadband for Africa venture. “In leveraging state-of-the-art… Read more

Trace buys African SVOD service Buni.tv


Trace has acquired African subscription video-on-demand service Buni.tv as it gears up to launch its own Trace Play SVOD service in Africa later this year.… Read more

Former Ono, Wananchi CEO Richard Alden arrested for murder

Richard Alden

Richard Alden, the former CEO of Spanish cable operator Ono and more recently CEO of Kenya-based free and pay TV broadcaster and channel provider Wananchi,… Read more

TMSF completes sale of Digitürk to BeIN Media Group

Digiturk logo thumb

Turkey’s Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) has completed the sale of pay TV operation Digitürk to Qatar’s BeIN Media Group. Digitürk was 53.3% owned by… Read more

New Dublin-based user-generated content platform launches in MENA

Prince Bandar Al Saud, David McCourt, Omar Talib and Omar Miller at the launch of ALTV

Irish American media and telecoms entrepreneur David McCourt has launched a user-generated video service aimed at providing a platform for local short-form content in emerging… Read more

SES extends capacity deal with K-Net

SES uplink antenna

Satellite operator SES has signed a multi-year renewal contract with Ghana-based communications technology provider, K-NET. With the extended deal, SES and K-NET will continue to support… Read more

Icflix agrees media player deal with WeTek


Middle East and North African over-the-top video service Icflix has signed a deal with media player box manufacturer, WeTek. The agreement will see the Icflix app… Read more

EBU deal with Eutelsat extends African coverage

Eutelsat 65 West A

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has signed a new capacity agreement with Eutelsat whereby it will take capacity on four Eutelsat satellites to carry live… Read more