Ownzones names chief security officer and SVP, operations

Rob Hopps

OTT entertainment and technology provider Ownzones has named Rob Hopps as its chief security officer and senior vice-president of operations. In this new role, Hopps… Read more

beIN Media agrees new three-year security deal with Irdeto


Pay TV network beIN Media has agreed a new three-year deal with digital security specialists Irdeto. beIN will be use Irdeto’s conditional access solution and… Read more

France 24 launches HD services in Middle East

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French international news channel France 24 has launched two HD channels, France 24 HD in English and France 24 HD in Arabic, on Arabsat’s Badr… Read more

BBC World Service expands offerings for Horn of Africa

BBC World Service

BBC World Service is expanding its offerings for the Horn of Africa with the launch of three new services targeting Ethiopia, Eritrea and the diaspora… Read more

Intelsat ups Middle East EpicNG distribution with Etisalat

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Intelsat is working with with Middle East and African telco, Etisalat, to expand the distribution of its Intelsat EpicNG services in the Middle East region.… Read more

Argentinian operators tap Conax for security


Argentinian pay TV service providers CableVideo and Cosecor have turned to Kudelski Group-owned Conax to provide security services and technology. The regional operators have chosen… Read more

HTC: virtual reality will ‘change the world’

Rikard Steiber

HTC’s senior vice-president of VR, Rikard Steiber, predicted virtual reality will “change the world” as he outlined a number of technological innovations happening in this space.… Read more

Turkey’s Natural TV extends reach to West Africa

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Natural TV, a Turkish channel focused on health, agriculture, music and cultural content, is extending its reach to the West-African region. The channel has struck… Read more

eMarketer: UK digital ad spend to reach £10.9bn this year


UK digital ad spend will reach £10.89 billion (€12.36 billion) by the end of 2017, up 11.0% year-on-year, according to eMarketer. Mobile continues to drive… Read more

Wind Hellas secures Nova Sports channels deal with Forthnet


Greek telecom operator Wind Hellas has signed an agreement with pay TV operator Forthnet SA that provides wholesale access to the content of Nova Sports… Read more