Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso taps Eutelsat for digital TV rollout

Société Burkinabè de Télédiffusion (SBT), the public agency deploying digital terrestrial channels across Burkina Faso, has agreed a deal with Eutelsat. The multi-year satellite capacity agreement will help accelerate analogue switch-off in Burkina Faso, with capacity leased on Eutelsat 3B already delivering some 20 channels to 35 digital terrestrial transmitting towers in the country. SBT […]

Orange acquires more mobile assets in Africa

Orange has struck a deal with mobile operator Bharti Airtel International to acquire Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone. Orange will acquire 100% of the two companies’ share capital. The consolidated revenue of the two companies is around €275 million. The acquisitions will be implemented in partnership with Orange’s subsidiaries in the Côte […]

SES supports Burkina Faso election

Satellite operator SES has been contracted by the Commission Électorale Nationale Indépendante (CENI), the official electoral body of Burkina Faso, to provide secure digital transmission of the electoral results of the Burkinabe Presidential Election on November 29 from 368 locations across the country. Electoral district offices across Burkina Faso will be connected to the central […]

Orange in talks to take over Airtel units in Africa

Orange and  Bharti Airtel International, the Dutch-based subsidiary of the Indian telecom giant, have entered into exclusive talks on the sale of Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo and Sierra Leone to Orange. Orange said there was “no certainty of any binding agreement as a result of these discussions”.

New African DTH bouquet SeeAfrika taps WinMedia for playout

New African satellite TV platform SeeAfrika’s owner Canal Holding has chosen WinMedia to provide playout for its channels.  SeeAfrika launched last month with a bouquet of 70 national and international channels available in Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso. The French-language platform broadcasts via Eutelsat 16A at 16° East. Decoders provided by Strong are available for […]