Tag Archives: Egypt

Imagine Communications completes upgrade for Egyptian Rotana TV

Imagine Communications, a global provider of advertising management and video infrastructure solutions provider, has completed a major upgrade of the playout and asset management facilities at Egypt-based entertainment channel, Rotana TV, which currently broadcasts 14 channels. The upgrade allows Rotana TV to migrate all of its channels to HD and enables the playout center to [...]

OSN strengthens call centre capacity in Egypt

Middle Eastern pay-TV platform, OSN, has expanded its call centre operations in Egypt to encompass the 45% increase in its operations in the North African country. “With growing pay-TV penetration and increasing call centre volumes, it was essential to invest in expanding and upgrading our call centre operations,” said Nick Di Marzo, chief operating officer, [...]

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 [...]

Nilesat’s overdue debt goes up to USD 2.9 million

Egyptian satellite company, NileSat, has reported that the companys accumulated overdue debt by several broadcasters on its platform has reached EGP 21 million (USD 2.9 million). The satellite operator has removed the errant broadcasters who have not paid their bills from its platform. According to the contracts with the channels, the company has the right [...]

Nilesat takes multiple transponders on Eutelsat

Egyptian satellite company, NileSat, has inked a long-term lease for multiple transponders on European satellite fleet operator, Eutelsat, on its Eutelsat 8 West B satellite which will be launched in mid-2015 to the leading video neighbourhood in the Middle East and North Africa. Eutelsats partnership with Nilesat has fostered the creation of an unmatched broadcasting [...]

OSN launches VOD, DVR in Egypt

Middle East pay-TV operator, OSN, supported by Cable Network Egypt has launched internet-enabled satellite receiver and recorder with full 3D and high definition (HD) capabilities in Egypt, in an attempt to counter content piracy. OSN Plus HD provides a digital video recorder (DVR), allowing viewers to pause and record live television for the first time. [...]

Egypt blocks three Iraqi channels

Egypt has blocked three private Iraqi TV stations- Al-Baghdadia, al-Rafidain and al-Hadath, from its main satellite system after complaints of their coverage fuelling religious tensions. The three TV channels have been off the air in Iraq and Egypt since last week after they were barred from the state-owned satellite operator, Nilesat, which broadcasts across the [...]

MBC-Maspero TV ink content cooperation deal

Arab-based satellite broadcaster, Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) has signed a cooperation agreement with Egyptian state broadcaster, Maspero TV, to air popular series or programme produced by the state broadcaster on MBC. Through this cooperation, MBC in return has agreed to give the Egyptian television company half of the profits generated. The agreement will also [...]

Al Jazeera seeks compensation from Egypt

Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, has lodged a formal complaint against Egypts interim government demanding a compensation of USD 150 million for damages to its investments in the country since July 2013. Al Jazeeras formal notification of dispute is based on a bilateral investment treaty between Qatar and Egypt dating back to 1999 which calls on both [...]

Nilesat records 44% profit growth

Egyptian satellite operator, NileSat, has announced a net profit of USD 46.56 million in 2013 financial results, up 43.9% on the previous year. Revenues rose 9.09% to another record of USD 180.91 million, up from USD 165.84 million in 2012. Nilesat broadcasts around 700 TV channels – of which 76% are free to air – [...]