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Tanzania set to switch to digital TV by 2015

October 27, 2014 • East Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tanzania is expected to complete its migration from analogue to digital TV broadcasting by June 2015. ICT Minister, Makame Mbarawa, told the ITU 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference that digital broadcasting covered 70 percent of the country. Mbarawa was also insistent that the government was expecting to cover the whole country well before the set deadline....

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Orange & Eutelsat ink C-band capacity deal

October 9, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange and Eutelsat have inked a multi-year agreement for C-band capacity on the Eutelsat 3B satellite. According to both parties, the initiative is expected to broaden Orange’s satellite capabilities across Africa. According to Orange and Eutelsat, the...

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Nigeria: Unity Bank inks SkyVision VPN partnership

October 2, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

SkyVision Global Networks has inked a partnership with Unity Bank of Nigeria. The partnership will see SkyVision providing its satellite-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) services, via its local Nigerian hub, to support Unity Bank’s LAN. Unity Bank...

Impidi TV

Satellite industry backs the importance of C band in Africa

September 29, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

New research has revealed that Satellite services delivered via the C-band spectrum will spur socio-economic development in Africa. The study, which was conducted by international consultancy firm Euroconsult and commissioned by the European Space Agency,...


Com Dev inks contract for high throughput satellite

September 25, 2014 • North Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Com Dev International, a manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, has revealed that it has been awarded an Authorisation to Proceed (ATP) contract to deliver Multiplexer Equipment, Waveguide and Coaxial Switches, and Microwave Components to be used on a...

SES Satellite

East Africa: Romantis & SES set to serve VSAT providers

September 12, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Romantis has unveiled that it will be providing a high-quality gateway solution, Romantis’ Universal Hardware Platform (UHP) with all operation modes, on SES’ NSS-12 Ku-band beam in East Africa. The gateway solution, offered from SES partner teleport...


MultiChoice launches single view DStv HD Decoder

August 26, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MultiChoice has revealed its first HD single view decoder, the DStv HD Decoder. The decoder is set to replace the existing standard definition single view decoder. According to MultiChoice, the DStv HD Decoder’s user interface is very similar to the DStv...


MultiChoice unlocks HD channels effective immediately

August 21, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Multichoice has revealed that it will make it HD channel range open to all of its customers, with immediate effect. The group stated that customers who have channels in their package, that are also available in HD, will see these channels in HD if they have...

SES Satellite

SES launching DTH broadcast services across West Africa

August 18, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

SES has revealed that it will be delivering direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast television across French-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project is aimed at the Lomé-based consortium of West African broadcasters, which is led by Africable and Media...

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Zambia: ISAT Africa opens first VSAT hub

August 18, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to ISAT Africa, located in Zambia, it has established the first commercial VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) hub in Lusaka. According to the company, the private earth station will be used to transmit and receive data signals through a satellite....


DStv launching two new M-Net channels

August 15, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

M-Net is set to launch two entertainment channels this October. According to the African pay-television content provider, the channel names as well as the detailed schedules are still under wraps; however, the company can confirm that these two channels will...

Impidi TV

iSAT Africa extends East Africa satellite broadband coverage

August 5, 2014 • East Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Avanti Communications has revealed a new multi-year contract with African service provider, iSAT. iSAT will deliver satellite broadband services across Kenya and Tanzania. Deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite, the service is expected to target consumer...


MultiChoice & Eutelsat to expand DStv

July 31, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Eutelsat Communications and MultiChoice Africa have signed an agreement that is expected to ensure the continuous expansion of the DStv platform. The deal is expected to have a duration of 15 years. The multi-transponder contract further anchors...

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SES launches digital TV platform for West Africa

July 23, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

SES and service provider Computer Warehouse Group have unveiled the launch of a new digital TV platform that is aimed at West African audiences. The TV platform in Nigeria will be the country’s first free-to-air (FTA) DTH digital TV platform and provide the...

The Word Network Africa

The Word Network launches in Africa

July 17, 2014 • Satellite CommsComments (0)

The Word Network is now available to an additional 70 million viewers throughout Central and Southern Africa. This is due to a new working agreement with ViewSat to launch on IntelSat20. The Word Network position is on a selection of Free To Air Networks...


Garmin calling on buyers in East Africa

June 27, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Africa team for Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa will be hosting meetings in Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania from 8-15 July 2014 to meet with buyers, potential resellers and business partners. The purpose of the trade delegation is to engage and meet with...