Broadcasting Satellite

Nov 21, 2019  |  Eutelsat Inks Multi-Year Contract With Congo’s Orao Telecom

At the recently concluded AfricaCom 2019, Eutelsat Communications announced the successful inking of a multi-year contract with the DRC’s Orao Telecom, for video capacity on one of its Eutelsat 7-series satellites, situated at 7°E, which is reportedly a privileged position ...


Nov 06, 2019  |  Rwanda Seeks To Capitalise On Data From Satellite Investment

Patrick Nyirishema, the Director-General of the Rwanda Utility and Regulatory Authority (RURA), has accredited the increasing number of African nations taking on satellite projects to the low-cost of space technology. Speaking at the official reveal of the arrival of Rwanda’s ...


Nov 05, 2019  |  Nigeria: NigComSat Risks Losing $150 Million Chinese Loan -Reports

The dissolution of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will potentially cost the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) its $150 million Chinese loan. The abrupt change in the Federal Executive Council has affected the negotiation process ...


Oct 04, 2019  |  Ethiopia Launches Its First Dedicated TV Platform, Ethiosat

Ethiosat – the first-ever dedicated Ethiopian TV platform has been rolled out in Ethiopia to host the nation’s most popular local channels. This has been made possible by deals made between the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), the Association of Ethiopian ...


Francophone West Africa Gets A Satellite TV Boost

The media content distributor ViewMedia is planning to roll out a new digital broadcast platform for francophone West Africa using the AMOS-17 satellite. The owner of the satellite, Spacecom, also operates the AMOS satellite fleet. AMOS-17 is located above Africa, ...

NIGCOMSAT To Make Satellite Internet More Affordable With PortaBilling

The Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) has revealed that it is taking on a new approach in the delivery of satellite connectivity solutions by putting together a tight-knit eco-system of Virtual Internet Service Providers (VISPs).   The VISPs will operate ...

Nigeria’s NigComSat-1R Satellite To Expire In 7 Years

Nigeria’s only communications satellite NigComSat-1R will expire by 2026, according to its managers. NigComSat-1 was conceptualised and constructed by the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) at the cost of approximately $400m. That satellite was launched in orbit in May ...

Arabsat To Deliver Moroccan Channel Through Arabsat-5C Across Africa

Arabsat has announced that it will be broadcasting the Moroccan TV channel, Al Maghribia, via Arabsat-5C, the Arabic satellite for Direct-To-Home services across Africa. Al Maghribia is a channel of the SNRT (Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision) bouquet ...

Ethiopia Collaborates With China To Construct New Communication And Broadcast Satellite -Reports

Ethiopia and China have signed a collaborative deal to build a communication and broadcast satellite. The contract was signed two days ago in Addis Ababa by Han Chinping, the Deputy President of the Chinese Rocket Company and Dr Solomon Belay, ...

NIGCOMSAT Collaborates With China's CGWIC To Deliver New Satellite DTH Platform In Nigeria

The Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT) and the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) have joined forces to launch NextTv, a new satellite Direct-to-Home TV platform, as reported by some news sources in Nigeria. Previously, CGWIC had served as the ...

New Broadcast Deal Puts Canal Algérie On Arabsat-5C

The Algerian French-speaking public TV channel, Canal Algérie, which is owned by EPTV (Algerian Public Television) owns Terrestrial TV, A3 (available on BADR-6), Coran TV and Tamazight TV. Canal Algérie broadcasts its content 24/7 using different platforms all over the ...

SES Serves 355 Million Homes Via Satellite

According to the annual market research done by SES, it increased the number of households it served by over 4 million to more than 355 million in 2018. The research showed an upward trend in SES’ technical reach in Africa, ...

Eutelsat Collaborates With Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation And Association Of Ethiopian Broadcasters For Video Capacity On Satellite

Eutelsat Communications has signed separate multi-year contracts with the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) and for video capacity on its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite. Reinforcing EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite’s coverage of Ethiopia, ...