The Middle East

FIC continues Nat Geo People rollout

Fox International Channels said will launch its new Nat Geo People channel in a total of 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, following its rollout in Germany over the weekend. In Germany the network is now available on the KDG, Unity and Kabel Baden Württemberg pay TV platforms, and with its […]

Some 44% of consumers watch movies and TV shows daily via the web

Some 44% of consumers now watch full-length movies and TV shows over the internet on a daily basis, according to new research by Accenture. The study, which polled 23,000 people in 23 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, found that 39% watched TV shows and movies online on a weekly […]

Eutelsat to operate satellite for Afghanistan

Afghanistan has struck a strategic partnership with satellite operator Eutelsat to provide capacity for digitial services in the country. The Afghan ministiry of communications and information technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eutelsat under which the latter will deploy a satellite from next month to 48° East to deliver national coverage as well […]

AmberFin names EMEA sales chief

Media ingest, transcoding and quality control specialist AmberFin has named Adrian Smith as vice-president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Smith was previously the company’s vice-president for sales in the Asia Pacific region. In his new role, Smith will head up AmberFin’s sales management, channel management and business development activities. AmberFin recently […]

Eutelsat 3D satellite launches

Eutelsat Communications has successfully launched its Eutelsat 3D satellite, which will serve customers in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. The satellite was launched yesterday by an ILS-supplied Proton Breeze M rocket and will initially operate at the 3° East location until the deployment of the Eutelsat 3B satellite to this position […]