Broadcasting Satellite

Apr 06, 2020  |  SES Enabling Canal+ Afrique To Redefine TV Viewing Experience In West Africa

Leading global content connectivity solutions SES explained how it has joined forces with CANAL+ Group’s CANAL+ AFRIQUE to help the French pay-TV operator penetrate new markets, boost its subscriber base, and bring high-definition (HD) channels to African communities—even in remote ...


Mar 24, 2020  |  Zimbabwe Plans To Launch Broadcast Satellite - Reports

Zimbabwe has taken a significant step towards the realisation of a vision to launch its own broadcast satellites into space after finalising a $25 million deal to upgrade the TelOne Satellite Centre in Mazowe and boost signal distribution. The country ...


Jan 23, 2020  |  Nigeria’s NigComSat Appoints New Board Chairman

Nigeria’s satellite operator NigComSat has announced that it has officially welcomed onboard its new Board Chairman, Architect Yusuf Kazaure, following the recent board-level changes in many sectors under Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. Prior to this new appointment, ...


Jan 06, 2020  |  Nigeria: Govt To Spend Millions On NIGCOMSAT

Nigeria’s Federal Government will this year spend the sum of $9.3 million (N3.4 billion) on Nigeria’s satellite company NIGCOMSAT, according to media reports. The annual spending on the company continues amid concerns around the underutilised state of NigCOmSat 1-R, the ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...