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Fashion TV to launch in MENA

Fashion TV, a channel airing photography, art and design content based in London, will be launched in Middle East. Fashion TV will use Eutelsat satellite for its distribution. Fashion Television is already well implanted in Western countries and will target 52 million households in North Africa, Middle East. Gleb Livshits, Fashion Television’s Chief Operation Officer [...]

New SA Communication Minister goes for encrypted STBs

Ayanda Dlodlo communication minister of South Africa will introduce the encrypted for DTT as recommended by the African National Congress (ANC) policy. The minister declared “I’m not going to change the ANC policy unless when we get to the party conference in December. The direction is that that policy must be changed.” South Africa digital [...]

StarTimes in Rwanda targeting 400000 subscribers

The Chinese Pay TV operator is targeting 400 000 households in Rwanda that could acquire a digital TV following the company investment of US $ 92 million in the country. The project has been described by Rwandas ambassador in China as a partnership in order to increase penetration and access to information in rural areas [...]

My-HD opts for Conax cloud-based content protection

My-HD, the ultra-low Direct to Home (DTH) pay-TV platform, has selected Conax, the worldwide content security provider for its cloud-based content protection solution. The news has been declared by Conax and this new development will assist in the future expansion of the platform in the Middle East and North Africa. Daily operations will be simplified [...]

Eutelsat reaches the brink of 1000 HD channels

Eutelsat, the satellite provider, has recently revealed reaching the threshold of 1000 HD channels. This has been followed by the addition of 240 HD channels last year, thus amounting the total to 1000 HD channels across two years. The 7/8 degrees West position hosted by Eutelsat and Nilesat satellites has up to150 HD channels in [...]

MBC+ Ooredoo Channel introduced in Qatar

Qatari viewers now welcome a new channel in the name of MBC+ Ooredoo Channel. The channel will be available on channel number 180 of Ooredoo TV and will provide MBCs Arabic content including Tabakh Al Sultan, Scoop, Dahsha, El Hokm, El Hob Al Halal. The channel has been launched following a multiyear Memorandum of Understanding [...]

Amazon Prime Video extends reach in 200 countries including South Africa

Amazon Prime Video, the OTT video streaming service provider of Amazon, now paves its way into 200 countries including South Africa. The Prime Video app can be downloaded via smartphones, tablets and smart TVs for streaming shows and films. Tim Leslie, the Vice President of Prime Video, said: We are excited to announce that starting [...]

StarSat expands across Africa by collaborating with Aforevo

The deal has been done between StarSat, the pay-TV operator and Aforevo. Partnering together, StarSat will be expanding its presence over the African continent. Michael Dearham, the vice-president and managing director of Media Division, at StarTimes said: We are pleased to announce our partnership with Aforevo, whose exciting channel will most certainly add great entertainment [...]

Ooredoo TV app launches new Fox Networks channels

Ooredoo TV app, owned by the telecommunications company Ooredoo TV, has launched three new live channels to its service; Fox Family Movies HD, Fox Action Movies HD and FX HD. Users of the app can have access to the new channels anywhere in Qatar. According to a statement made by the company, the new live [...]

Ooredoo TV app launches new Fox Networks channels

Ooredoo TV app, owned by the telecommunications company Ooredoo TV, has launched three new live channels to its service; Fox Family Movies HD, Fox Action Movies HD and FX HD. Users of the app can have access to the new channels anywhere in Qatar. According to a statement made by the company, the new live [...]