Broadcasting Tech

Feb 16, 2018  |  Nigeria: Are DStv And StartTimes Broadcast Licenses About To Be Cancelled?

The Federal government in Nigeria may, via the National Broadcasting Commission -  Nigeria's regulatory authority for the broadcasting industry - have already read the riot act to both Multichoice Nigeria and StarTimes concerning their license to operate in the country. ...


Jan 08, 2018  |  Nigeria To Borrow USD500+ Million To Procure Satellites From China For NigComSat

Industry reports have indicated that the Nigerian authorities are finalising plans to take a loan of more than USD 550 Million from the Exim Bank of China. The loan, it is said, is to be used to procure two new ...


Jan 05, 2018  |  NigComSat Launches Direct-To-Home (DTH) Television Service - Goes Against DStv and Startimes

The Nigerian Communications Satellite company (Nigcomsat) has announced that it is in strategic collaboration with the China Great Wall Industry Corporation to offer DTH-based TV services in Nigeria. According to Nigcomsat's director of Public Affairs, the service will provide multi-channel ...


Jan 05, 2018  |  Lost But Found - Angosat-1 Re-Establishes Communication With Earth Station

Angosat-1, the Angolan satellite that was recently launched into orbit but declared lost when no signal contact was received back following the launch is now said to have re-established communications link with the earth station. Angola's Minister for Telecommunications and ...


SES: Giving Women A Platform In Satellite Industry Via ELEVATE Training

SES, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, says its ELEVATE training programme designed for satellite dish installers across Africa is empowering women with the skills needed to enter this dynamic field. Launched in 2012, the two-day course combines ...

Study: 'Satellite Is Preferred Digital Video Infrastructure For Africa' - Eutelsat

Eutelsat - the global Satellite company, has remarked - in a recently released industry study - that Satellite TV will become the dominant means of reaching households across Africa with TV and video services. The report, based on a benchmark ...

The "SA Connect" Programme May Be Complemented With Satellite Connectivity

Broadcast Media Africa has learnt that South Africa is seriously considering the deployment of Satellite technology as a viable complement to fibre for its "SA Connect" initiative. According to the ITWeb magazine, South Africa's deputy minister for the Department of ...

Sat Space Africa Sees Demand Growth As It Signs More Capacity With Telesat

After setting up hubs in South Africa, Angola and the United Kingdom, Sat Space has announced that it is expanding its service relationship with Telesat - a global satellite operator. Sat Space announced that it is contracting for more Ku-band ...

German-based CeTel To Deploy's Measat Africasat-1a For VSAT Services

Central European Telecom Services (CETel) and Measat Satellite Services Systems have entered into an agreement that allows CEtel to deploy the pan-African C-band VSAT services via the Africasat-1a platform. CEtel's managing director, Mr Guido Neumann expresses his organisation's delight with ...

MultiChoice To Launch An Online 'Smart' TV Guide Soon!

MultiChoice is in the process of developing what it is calling ‘’The Guide’’ -  user-friendly online TV guide and recommendation system - on October 3, 2017. According to Ms Aletta Alberts, Multichoice's head of content, the online TV guide will ...

South Africa: Signal Distributor Sentech Records 5 Percent Revenue Growth In Fiscal Year 2016/17

Sentech, the South African state-owned broadcasting signal distributor, has announced a 5 percent growth of in overall revenue in the financial year 2016/17 to ZAR 1.2 billion (US90 Million Dollars). The group said it was proud of its achievements during ...

Econet Media Looking To Expand Its Content Delivery Networks (CDN) In Africa

Econet Media, a subsidiary of Econet Group, is set to expand its content delivery networks (CDNs) to host internet-based TV channels such as Netflix and YouTube in Africa.   This comes after a successful launch of Kwese Play in many ...

Turkey's Natural TV Beams Content Into West Africa On SES Astra Satellite

Natural TV, a specialised television service from Turkey focusing on health, agriculture and general culture-based content will be broadcasting to the West-African region. The TV company has agreed with to use SES's Astra 2G satellite capacity with uplink services coming ...

Kenya: TVU Networks To Help Broadcasters Cover National Election

TVU Networks has announced it will be providing additional mobile transmitters to major broadcasters in Kenya to cover, adequately, the forthcoming presidential elections in the country. A statement from the company said it is providing hundreds of its mobile uplinks ...