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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 in Djibouti, is suited for IP connectivity as well as for customised corporate network services in...

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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...

Satellite Dish VSAT

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...

Satellite Dish

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...