Tag Archives: Nilesat

New channel No For Now launched in Kurdistan

A new channel, No For Now has been launched to broadcast over Nilesat frequency in the Kurdistan Region. The channel branched from the movement No For Now on the referendum over the Kurdistan independence. The full launch of the channel is expected in the near future. The channel will bring together intellectuals and civil activists [...]

PCCW Global signs with Nilesat for TV network system

The international operating division of HKT, PCCW Global signed a memorandum of intention with Nilesat, a satellite operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to take TV channels into and out of Egypt. PCCW Global will be installing its exclusive Global TV Network (GTVN) solution in Nilesat facilities to ensure dynamic TV [...]

Nilesat collaborates with Harmonic for playout system

Harmonic, the video delivery infrastructure, is deploying a multichannel automated playout system to Nilesat, the satellite operator and broadcast service center in the Middle East and North Africa. With its hundreds of television channels, Nilesats workflow will be operated faster with Harmonics integrated media server storage, transcoding and playout automation platform. The reliability will be [...]

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 [...]

NileSat to extend operations across Africa

[:en]NileSat, the Egyptian satellite company is set to extend its operations across Africa to tap into digital migration in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, South Africa, Angola and Nigeria. Thus, NileSat will increase its investment budget by about $50 million in the near future. “We are targeting digital migration opportunities within Africa… For this reason, [...]

Nilesat suspends Yemeni channel

Egyptian satellite company Nilesat, has taken Yemen-based Arabic broadcaster, al-Massirah, off air after the channel showed the devastation caused by Saudi Arabias recent bombardment on Yemen. Al-Massirah has been broadcasting the images of the victims and the damage caused by the Saudi aggression against Yemen. The channel has alleged that the suspension was a result [...]

Nilesats 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 [...]

NileSat takes Libyan channels off air

Egyptian satellite company, NileSat, has reportedly taken nine Libyan satellite TV channels off air for being seen as pro-Islamist. The channels shut down include Libya Al-Wataniyah 1 (National Libyan TV 1), Libya Al-Wataniyah 2 (National Libyan TV 2), Libya Sport 1, Libya Sport 2, Libya Al-Rasmiyah, Libya Al-Hidayah, Libya Education TV and Al-Shababiyah [...]

Abu Dhabi TV abandons Arabsat

Abu Dhabi TV Network (ADTV) has abandoned its transmissions from Arabsats Badr 6 satellite, effective July 1st. While the reason behind the move is not yet clear, the programs will continue to be distributed via satellite Nilesat. ADTV broadcasts 20 encrypted channels, which are mostly in HDTV. Arabsats Badr-6 satellite operates from 26° East, which [...]