Eutelsat and Nilesat agree partial renewal of 7° West agreement

Satellite operators Eutelsat and Nilesat have agreed partial renewal terms for Ku capacity at Eutelsat’s 7° West position, part of the 7/8° West video hotspot, for broadcast services across the Middle East.  The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement represents the partial renewal of capacity by Egyptian operator Nilesat at what Eutelsat describes as enhanced terms. Eutelsat and […]

Nilesat selects ATEME for two projects

Video delivery solutions provider ATEME has been selected by MENA operator Nilesat for its TITAN Live platform for two projects. TITAN Live is ATEME’s software-based encoding solution which promises to deliver high video quality at minimum bitrates. Nilesat will first deploy ATEME TITAN Live for a new fiber link between the operator and Egyptian Media […]

BeIN Media switches to Eutelsat

Qatar-based pay TV provider BeIN Media is migrating its satellite transponder capacity from Egypt’s Nilesat over to Eutelsat’s position at 8° West. The pay TV broadcaster said that the move was part of its commitment to providing its viewers with the best possible technology and uninterrupted coverage in satellite TV broadcasting. BeIN Media is dual-illuminating […]

MBC migrating services to Arabsat

Middle East broadcaster MBC Group is transferring its channels to the Arabsat satellite platform through a strategic partnership with the satellite operator. MBC and Arabsat said that some channels would be exclusive to Arabsat and that the pair would focus on providing reliable set-top boxes to ensure a high-quality viewing experience. MBC Pro Sports, which […]

Al Jazeera changes frequencies on Nilesat

Al Jazeera Media Network is moving the frequency of its channels on the Nilesat platform for the whole Middle East and North Africa region. From October 1, the broadcaster will remove its channels from 10992V and 11636V frequencies and move to 10971V. The affected channels include Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Mubasher, […]

Nilesat names contractors for advanced satellite platform

Middle East satellite operator Nilesat has announced technology partners for a next-generation satellite platform – the Nilesat Smart Digital Broadcasting System – that it says will provide for the compression and multiplexing of 360 TV services and 120 radio services over 24 digital transport streams, with the ability to expand up to 480 TV Services […]

Nilesat agrees transponder contracts for Eutelsat’s 8 West B satellite

Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat has agreed a long-term lease for multiple transponders on Eutelsat’s forthcoming Eutelsat 8 West B satellite, covering the Middle East and North Africa. The deal strengthens Eutelsat and Nilesat’s long-term cooperation at the 7/8 degrees West video neighbourhood, which broadcasts more than 1,000 TV channels to over 52 million homes located […]

Benghazi TV launches in Libya

Benghazi TV, a new HD channel that claims to be the first non-state channel in Libya, has launched on the free-to-air broadcast platform Nilesat in the Middle East.  The station is using OASYS Automated Playout’s integrated playout platform, called Chameleon. Mike Kenna, sales director, EMEA at OASYS said: “We are delighted to increase our installed […]

Al Jazeera launches in HD with all-new look

News channel Al Jazeera Arabic has launched a new look with a complete redesign of studios and graphics and has launched on HD on the Nilesat satellite platform. Ahmed bin Jassim al Thani, director-general of Al Jazeera Media Network, said that the move was the first phase of a plan that also included the lauc […]

Al Jazeera to launch new sports channel

Al Jazeera Media Network is launching a sports news channel across the Middle East next month. The channel, which will be distributed via satellite platform Nilesat, will launch on November 1. This coincides with the 15th anniversary of Al Jazeera. The channel will cover all major international sports events and tournaments including the English, Spanish, […]