Tag Archives: North Africa

DMI gets Arkena’s digital workflow technology

Middle East and North Africas media organisation and TV broadcaster, Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), has contracted Arkena France to provide digital delivery solution. “Arkena is delighted to work alongside DMI in its digital move. It is a major challenge for a MENA broadcaster to automate its content logistics. We intend to create a DMI ecosystem [...]

Eutelsat’s DTH outreach in MENA doubles

European satellite fleet operator, Eutelsat Communications, has revealed in its research that its Direct-to-Home (DTH) base in Middle East and North Africa has nearly doubled. Eutelsats 7/8° West neighbourhood (shared with Nilesat) in MENA region has seen its DTH base rise to 52 million in 2014 from 27million homes in 2010, with an offer of [...]

icflix brings Red Arrow drama to MENA

Dubai-based online streaming service, icflix, has acquired the rights of international TV program distributor, Red Arrow Internationals Norway-set crime comedy-drama, Lilyhammer, which will be aired in 23 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Lilyhammer is an exceptional series with international appeal and we are positive that our members across MENA will enjoy it [...]

WinMedia, Globecast bring cost effective broadcast solutions to North Africa

WinMedia, a France-based provider of automation and content management software solutions for broadcasters, has signed a partnership with Globecast, a content contribution, preparation and distribution company,  to integrate and distribute their state-of-the-art technologies benefitting six popular TV channels in West and North Africa. This innovative remotely controlled solution enables broadcasters to run their channel playout operations from [...]

OSN bags ICC broadcast rights

Middle Eastern pay-TV network, OSN, has bagged the exclusive regional broadcast rights for all 18 International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments and qualifiers for the next eight years across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). We are extremely pleased to be awarded the ICC rights which not only cements our commitment to cricket but also [...]

Arqiva brings Italian content to North Africa

UK-based communications infrastructure company, Arqiva, has inked a three-year contract with Italy-based broadcaster, LT Televisioni, to distribute Italian language content across North Africa and Europe via Eutelsats Hotbird satellite platform. LT Multimedia will provide Arqiva with one single Multi-Protocol Transport Service (MPTS) stream that contains four video channels including- an Italian cuisine and cooking show, [...]

ASBU picks Eutelsat 21B for broadcast exchange gateway

The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) has concluded a multi-year contract for Ku-band capacity on the Eutelsat 21B satellite which will be used to broadcast content exchanges between regions extending from Morocco to Bahrain and from the Mediterranean to Yemen, Sudan and Mauritania. Eutelsat 21B with its best coverage both in elevation and performance provides [...]

Selevision launches in MENA

Digital entertainment services provider, Selevision, unveiled its On Android Hybrid Setup Box, DVBS2 /IP and claims to be the first on-demand-entertainment service provider within the Middle East and North Africa region offering digital entertainment including movies and TV shows from Hollywood and Bollywood in addition to Arabic content. “Our main objective is to put the [...]

Eutelsat unveils MENA TV observatory report

French satellite operator, Eutelsat Communications, has revealed that 92% of the 77.1 million TV homes across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) now use satellite reception for pay-TV and Free-to-Air (FTA) viewing, up from 67% in 2010. Eutelsats 2014 TV Observatory in the Middle East and North Africa survey found that the number of [...]

beIN Sports Arabia tops 2.4 million pay-TV subs as of Q4 2013

beIN Sports Arabia (formerly Al Jazeera Sport) has witnessed 26% subscriber growth in 2013 to end the year with 2.43 million active users across 23 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report from Dataxis. The DTH platform accounted for approximately 81% of the operators total pay-TV subs end-2013, with [...]