Mid East & Africa

Cloudio TV launches mobile, tablet and Chromecast apps

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Diaspora audience-focused OTT TV service Cloudio TV has launched new live streaming apps for Android and iOS mobiles and tablets and has added Chromecast support. … Read more

Kenyans left in dark as commercial broadcasters go off air

Communications Authority of Kenya

Kenya’s commercial broadcasters shut down their digital signals at the weekend in protest at the government’s decision to push ahead with analogue switch-off before they… Read more

Euronews extends African reach ahead of new channel debut

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News channel Euronews has extended its reach in Lusophone Africa thanks to a new agreement with South Africa-based pay TV provider DStv, and has launched… Read more

A+E to open South Africa office, hires former DStv exec

Anthea Petersen

A+E Networks is to open a Johannesburg office as part of its expansion strategy across Africa and has named Anthea Petersen as regional director, Africa,… Read more

MENA pay TV numbers to top 21 million by 2020

MENA Digital TV Research

The number of pay TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will reach 21.3 million in 2020, doubling over the ten-year period… Read more

Ericsson expands Middle East playout services with twofour54 deal

Ericsson general

Ericsson has bought the playout business of twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, in a move that will see… Read more

MBC’s Al Arabiya appoints new general manager

Turki al-Dakhil

MBC has upped Al Arabiya journalist Turki al-Dakhil to the position of general manager at the Arab news channel.  Al-Dakhil takes over the role from Adel Altoraifi,… Read more

OTT emerging market revenues expected to triple by 2019

Daniele Tricarico

OTT revenues in emerging markets are expected to grow from US$1.9 billion (€1.7 billion) in 2014 to US$6 billion in 2019, according to a report… Read more

Eutelsat chief warns of dire consequences of C-band reallocation

Michel de Rosen

Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen has warned African states that they face serious consequences if C-band spectrum is reallocated to mobile operators. De Rosen, speaking… Read more

Nigeria’s ACTV signs multi-year deal with Spacecom

ACTV CEO Godfrey Orkeh

Nigerian pay TV operator ACTV has signed a multi-year contract to use Israel-based Spacecom’s Amos-5 satellite to distribute its content in Ku-band from the 17°… Read more