Ethiopia


Ethiosat launches as Ethiopia’s first dedicated TV platform

Ethiosat has launched the country’s first dedicated TV platform dedicated to the country’s most popular channels. Ethiosat has been launched as a result of agreements between the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB), the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), satellite operator SES. Ethiosat is hosted on SES’s NSS-12 satellite at 57 degrees East and delivers over 30 […]

Eutelsat wins Ethiopian contracts

Satellite operator Eutelsat has signed new multi-year contracts with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters for video capacity on its Eutelsat 8 West B satellite, representing an increase in resources contracted. According to Eutelsat, both media groups will enjoy nationwide coverage for their free-to-air DTH platforms, representing a total of 30 […]

BBC World Service expands offerings for Horn of Africa

BBC World Service is expanding its offerings for the Horn of Africa with the launch of three new services targeting Ethiopia, Eritrea and the diaspora audience of both countries. In what it is billing as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s, the BBC’s international news service is launching news services in the Amharic, […]

BBC condemns Ethiopian jamming of Arabsat

The BBC, along with representatives of Germany’s Deutsche Welle, France 24 and Voice of America has condemned Ethiopia’s jamming of its signals from the Arabsat platform at 26° East. BBC World Service acting director Liliane Landor condemned what the BBC described as a flagrant violation of international procedures. “The BBC calls upon the Ethiopian authorities […]

Arabsat complains of jamming from Ethiopia

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat has complained that a number of channels on its platform have been subject to jamming from Ethiopia over the last week. According to Arabsat, its engineers have identified Ethiopia as the source of the problem which has targeted a number of Arabsat bouquets. Arabsat does not carry either Ethiopian or […]

Amhara TV chooses Grass Valley for Ethiopia’s first HD station

Ethiopian government-owned Amhara TV has selected Grass Valley to provide several solutions to build Ethiopia’s first HD terrestrial TV broadcast station. Grass Valley solutions will be used to outfit two HD studios and a master control room. Amhara TV will be available both terrestrially and via the Nilesat free-to-air satellite service. Amhara TV is using […]