Tag Archives: IPTV

du installs ETL’s RF upgrade to enhance IPTV

UAE-based telco, du, has installed three RF matrices from ETL Systems to enhance its Internet protocol television (IPTV) network. Two 32 x 128 L-band Vortex Matrix systems have been installed with one primary unit operational in Dubai and a second back-up unit installed in Abu Dhabi. The third unit, a 64 x 128 L-band Vulcan [...]

Du anticipates IPTV surge in 2015

UAE-based telco, du, is preparing for major growth in demand for IPTV services in the coming 12 months, said Ahmed Al Muhaideb, vice president, broadcasting & IPTV services at du. IPTV provides the same channels and even more, with the ability to watch programs on demand, watch catch up TV and access dus movie library, [...]

African to count 1.57 million IPTV subs end-2018

The IPTV user base across Africa is forecast to rise 482% from 270,000 paid subscription end-2013 to 1.57 million end-2018, according to the latest forecasts published by Dataxis. However, IPTV is only likely to become a viable proposition in a few markets given the lean internet penetration across Africa. Nigeria is expected to top the [...]

IPTV subs in Middle East to shoot up to 123% by 2018

IPTV penetration across Middle East is forecast to rise 123% from 1.09 million end-2013 to 2.42 million end-2018, according to the latest forecasts published by Dataxis. UAE is expected to see IPTV growth of 68.7% from 831,000 end-2013 to 1.40 million end-2018 – including 330,000 IPTV HD subs and 50,000 IPTV PVR subs. Etisalat and [...]

Ooredoo introduces Zee Family package

Qatari telco, Ooredoo, has launched a new package, Zee Family, on its pay-IPTV service, Mozaic TV. The new package will provide a host of channels for Indian expats in Qatar and will be available for QAR 35 (USD 9.6) per month. The package includes movies from Zee Premiere, Zee Action and Zee Classic; entertainment, education [...]

Mozaic TV launches weekend VoD offer

Qatari telco, Ooredoo, announced that its pay-IPTV service, Mozaic TV, will launch a special offer on the Video on Demand entertainment service allowing customers to rent movies for QAR 1 (USD 0.27) each on weekends from September 4 to 28. Subscribers can choose from a range of Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic cinema with genres including [...]

Altech, Octoshape partner for OTT/IPTV services in MEA

South Africa-based multimedia solutions group, Altech Multimedia, has partnered Octoshape, a cloud-based, over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, to offer video contribution and distribution solutions to major broadcasters and operators in the Middle East and Africa. South Africa, and the surrounding African and Middle Eastern countries, represent a significant market opportunity for [...]

Middle East Pay-TV subscribers increase 19% in year to March

Pay-TV subscriptions in Middle East topped 6 million at the end of March 2014, according to the latest update from Dataxis Intelligence service, an 18.73% increase over the 5.05 million reported in 1Q13. DTH subs grew 24% from 3.2 million in 1Q13 to 4 million in 1Q14, with HD subs up 31.8% rise from 1.7 [...]

Africa’s Pay-TV subscribers grow 25% in year to 1Q14

Pay-TV subscriptions in Africa topped 14.5 million at the end of March 2014, according to the latest update from Dataxis Intelligence service, a 25 % increase over the 11.6 million reported in 1Q13. Pay-DTT subs rose 74.4% from 1.41 million in 1Q13 to 2.45 million end March, while IPTV subscriptions increased 33.56% during the period [...]

Exterity strengthens hold in Africa

UK-based IPTV solutions provider, Exterity, has strengthened its reach in Africa by opening its new office in Johannesburg and aims to serve sub-Saharan Africa with secure live, on-demand and recorded video IP distribution technologies. The new office would enable the company to solidify its commitment to provide IPTV in emerging markets, said Colin Farquhar, CEO [...]