Tag Archives: West Africa

Benin requires USD 110 mln for digital migration project

West African country, Benin, announced that its needs USD 110 million for its digital migration project. The country plans to pave way for initial operations in the first six months of 2015. Benin has already started including building capacity, laying infrastructure, launching advocacy work and enacting a DTT policy and legislation. The country has also [...]

West African experts assemble to discuss digital migration opportunities

Eutelsat Communications and the African Telecommunications Union (ATU), in cooperation with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and ECOWAS, have come together in Côte dIvoire to discuss digital transition opportunity. The conference brings together ITU and World Bank experts in addition to ICT ministers, broadcasters, regulators, policy-makers and finance institutions from 15 countries [...]

SES launches Ebola awareness channel in West Africa

Global satellite operator, SES, has launched an Ebola-focused education channel, Fight Ebola, in West Africa. Through the channel we hope to further educate people. Many people do not understand this disease and therefore, tragically, do not seek the medical care they need, said Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Senior Vice President Commercial Africa at SES. The channel will [...]

SES bags West African TV contract

Satellite operator, SES, announced that it has won a multi-year contract by a Togo-based consortium of West African broadcasters led by Africable and Media Plus, to deliver DTH broadcast TV across French-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. SES will deliver two transponders which will allow the consortium to offer service from a teleport in Bamako, Mali, to members [...]

TNT Sat Africa to launch in West Africa by September

Africable, a free-to-air, French-language, pan-African TV-channel, along with several media groups have joined forces to create the first West African satellite platform. The initiative aims to launch TNT Sat Africa- a bouquet of 42 free-to-air channels via SES-4 satellite across West Africa by September 2014. “In this context, we offer an alternative to government and [...]

SES to launch FTA DTH digital TV platform for West Africa

Luxembourg-based satellite operator, SES Africa, plans to launch a new FTA DTH digital TV platform for West Africa on its Astra 2F satellite at 28.2 degrees East in September 2014. The satellite operator claims that the independent and neutral TV platform in Nigeria, could be used to quicken the pace of digital migration. While SES will provide [...]

Globecast to expand outreach of Benie TV, Ouest TV in West Africa

Recently launched West African channels, Benie TV and Ouest TV, have partnered with media services provider, GlobeCast, to distribute their programming via satellite to the Canalsat bouquet available on SES-4 in West Africa. Viewers in French-speaking African countries are hungry for news programming and specialized content, so joining SES-4 platform is a tremendous opportunity for [...]

Globecast brings CCTV to West Africa

North American satellite television service, Globecast has signed a contract with Chinese state broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV), to deliver CCTV-Francais (the networks French-language channel) to the French speaking viewers in West Africa. CCTV-Francais will be offered on the SES-4 platform as part of the Canalsat package of more than 130 channels, radio stations, and [...]

Globecast delivers NHK World to Central and Western Africa

Globecast has started delivering NHK World, the international channel from Japanese national public broadcaster NHK, to audiences in Central and Western Africa. NHK launched the service on July 30 as part of Canalsat, a package of more than 130 channels, radio stations, and services on the SES-4 satellite at 22 degrees west orbital position. NHK World will be [...]