Monthly Archives: January 2017

Manoto TV completes the switch to Eutelsat satellites

Manoto TV, the well-known Persian-language channel, has completed its switch in SD and HD versions to the Eutelsat 7B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications. Now the channel is exclusive from Eutelsats HOTBIRD satellites and EUTELSAT 7B in Europe, Middle East and Iran. Manoto TV is a free-to-air (FTA) channel, headquartered in London and owned by [...]

EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite brings Echourouk News in HD in Algeria

Echourouk News, the news channel of Algerias Echourouk Media has announced its selection of EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite, to broadcast its high definition (HD) version in Algeria. Echourouk News is a very popular channel in Algeria and provides news 24/7 from the Arab world in both Arabic and French language. The channel intends to [...]

Starsat Malawi ups with Zodiak TV, MBC TV and Times TV

Starsat Malawi, the digital satellite TV, will now provide its viewers with more channels focusing on local content. Users can access the three new-fangled channels, Zodiak TV, MBC TV and Times TV, through their decoders. Local content was limited on offer earlier with Starsat, even though more than 95 channels were available. Speaking about the [...]

Kwesé TV goes live in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia  

  Households in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia has made way for the most recent satellite network in Africa, Kwesé TV. The pay TV satellite service of Kwesé Network has started broadcasting today in the specific parts across Africa and will be followed by other countries shortly. Kwesés own satellite and set-top boxes allow access to [...]

StarTimes’ Basic bouquet refurbished

StarTimes Nigeria, the pay-TV network in Africa, has had its Basic bouquet revamped and improved. No extra fee will be required for the upgraded version of the bouquet which will be offering more channels and viewing options. Costing 1200 NGN (3.94 USD), the package will now have the option of paying less for more entertainment. [...]

IPTV permits issued to five companies by Iran State Broadcaster

Internet Protocol Television Services (IPTV) permits have been issued to five companies by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The list of the five companies includes Irancell (mobile operator), Aseman (a company owned by the Setade Ejraiye Farmane Emam), Iran Electronic Publication (electronic publication company affiliated to the Islamic Development Organization), Baran Telecom (a [...]

Kwesé TV now offers two new channels from Zee Entertainment

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has revealed the launch of two new channels entitled, Zee Bollymovies and Zee Bollynova, which will be broadcasted on Econet Medias Kwesé TV over the African continent. Both channels will be available on the multi-platform offering of Kwesé, including linear TV, mobile app and web streaming device. Zee Bollymovies will [...]

OSN and UFC sealed long-term broadcasting deal

OSN, the pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa, is bringing its fans the whole Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) programming. The news has been revealed after an agreement was signed with the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion company. Following the pact, live fights, pre and post-event programming and The Ultimate Fighter reality TV [...]

MTV brings renewed version of ‘Ridiculousness’ in Middle East and Africa

MTV, the cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks, will bring the second season of the localized version of Ridiculousness. The American comedy clip show will be available in the Middle East and African regions, among other countries. The show will be produced by La Competencia Producciones, the Spanish company, and will [...]