Mid East & Africa

AMC and beIN to launch five channels in MENA

Yousef Al-Obaidly

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has partnered with operator beIN to launch five channels in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Under the deal, AMC… Read more

Report: Al Jazeera plans US streaming move

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Al Jazeera Media Network is reportedly planning to make its English-language international news channel available to viewers in the US via the web. According to… Read more

SABC boss resigns, criticises ‘corrosive’ broadcaster

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The acting head of the SABC, Jimi Matthews, has resigned, saying there is a “corrosive atmosphere” at the South African public broadcaster. The SABC confirmed… Read more

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

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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

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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