Mid East & Africa

Wananchi Group appoints new CEO

Santiago Benedit

The Wananchi Group has appointed former VimpelCom executive Santiago Benedit as its new CEO, following the end of the contract term of Richard Alden. Benedit joins… Read more

Spacecom loses contact with Amos-5


Satellite operator Spacecom has lost “all communications and signals” from its Amos-5 satellite at the 17°E orbital position, it announced over the weekend. The company… Read more

SES and Intersat to deliver fast internet to rural East Africa


Satellite operator SES and internet access provider Intersat have teamed up to expand Intersat’s internet service offerings in East Africa. The pair have signed a… Read more

Canal Holdings signs deal for Canal 3 with SES

SES uplink antenna

Benin-based media group Canal Holdings has signed a multi-year contract with SES to distribute its Canal 3 TV channels across West Africa. Under the agreement,… Read more

Spacecom providing hybrid cellular-satellite broadband in Cameroon


Satellite operator Spacecom is providing rural settlements and educational institutions in Cameroon with hybrid cellular and satellite-delivered broadband via the Amos-5 satellite at 17° East.… Read more

Nigeria’s NBC taps Paywizard for digital switchover


Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and broadcast and OTT technology company, Inview, have selected Paywizard to support the country’s digital TV switchover project. Paywizard will… Read more

Zimbabwe taps Eutelsat for digital TV transition


The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has agreed a three-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for capacity that will help accelerate the country’s transition to digital… Read more

Orange names ex-diplomat as advisor to CEO

Michel Reveyrand-de Menthon

Orange has named Michel Reveyrand-de Menthon as advisor to chairman and CEO Stéphane Richard, in charge of international relations. Reveyrand-de Menthon was previously EU special… Read more

MultiChoice partners with Elemental for streaming, VoD


African pay TV provider MultiChoice has partnered with Elemental for the live streaming and video-on-demand delivery of its DStv online service. The companies said that… Read more

Grey Juice Lab opens regional hub in Dubai

Rémi Olivan

Video-on-demand content aggregator Grey Juice Lab has opened a new regional content marketing and commercial hub in Dubai Media City. The new office is under… Read more