Nilesat taps Ateme for satellite launch

MENA Satellite service provider Nilesat has tapped Ateme’s video headed to feed its latest satellite launch.

Nilesat has previously selected Ateme for its video headend; this time to help reform Nilesat’s fourth space satellite launch, Nilesat-301.

Ateme’s video headend allows broader, high-quality coverage across the Middle East and Africa.

In its third project with Nilesat, Ateme provided its Titan software solutions, which were instrumental in enabling delivery of around 50 channels, including HD and UHD. Project deployment was completed in H1 2023 with the assistance of Ateme’s local partner, Systems Design.

“We launched a new satellite to reinforce our commercial leadership in broadcast services and open new services over Southern Africa and the Nile basin. But we needed a more modern, compatible video headend to send the feeds,” said Maissa Kamel, Nilesat CTO. “Ateme provided the right technology and had already demonstrated its support throughout our ongoing relationship. We are excited to be working with them once again.”

“Viewers in Africa have higher expectations and demand the best quality,” added Razik Zaghlouli, Ateme’s regional sales director for MENA.

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