Tag Archives: Nilesat

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 [...]

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 – [...]

Middle East broadcasters team up against piracy

Leading broadcasters across Middle East have formed an ‘Anti-Piracy Coalition which outlines a voluntary code of conduct to combat all forms of piracy that impact the sector. The Coalition will monitor piracy on satellite TV, ensure information about pirate channels is shared among legitimate industry players and coordinate action against the pirates. Industry players including [...]