Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopia to undertake digital switch by end 2016

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) announced its plans to upgrade the country’s terrestrial television service and carryout the digital switchover by the end of 2016. The country has tabled the draft bill for discussion today which would help to deliver quality media service and ensure accessibility to media. The Ethiopian draft bill is expected to [...]

Eutelsat jamming by Ethiopian source triples

European satellite fleet operator, Eutelsat, has disclosed that intentional interference from Ethiopian source has tripled over the last three years. The jamming, which accounted for just 5% of the disruptions to its fleet in 2010, increased to 15% of signal disruptions in 2013. Eutelsat further divulged that the jamming, which has also affected Saudi Arabia-based [...]

International broadcasters condemn Ethiopian jamming

International broadcasters- Deutsche Welle (DW), BBC, France 24 and Voice of America, have protested against the intentional jamming of Arabsat signals from Ethiopia which has disrupted satellite reception of the TV programmes of international services in various regions of the Arab world over the last week. The BBC calls upon the Ethiopian authorities to end [...]

Arabsat jammed by Ethiopian source

Middle East satellite communications operator, Arab Satellite Communication Organisation (Arabsat), has announced that many TV channels on its fleet of satellites have been the subject to intentional jamming over the past week with interference originating from Ethiopian territories. Arabsat expresses its resentment for such illegal act and is surprised for this vandalism as there are [...]

Ethiopian Television Agency partners SatLink for ETV distribution

The Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) has partnered with SatLink Communications, a global satellite transmission services, for the global distribution of its ETV news channel. The deal will see ETV extend its audience reach across Africa, North America, Europe and the Middle East over SatLinks global satellite and fibre network. SatLink will distribute ETV [...]