Advanced Television


Starlink signs up Norwegian Cruise Line

SpaceX has added Norwegian Cruise Line to its roster of commercial clients for its Starlink broadband service. Norwegian Breakaway and Oceania Riviera have already been equipped with broadband dishes and contracts have been signed for the rest of the company’s fleet. Reports suggest that all its vessels will be equipped by the end of this […]

February 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

African Space Agency created

Under the overall umbrella of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Egyptian government, the African Space Agency has been created. Its HQ is within the grounds of Egypt Space City outside Cairo. A special ceremony was held with Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research on January 25th to formally inaugurate and declare […]

February 1, 2023

Ivanhoe Mines, SES extend partnership

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project in The Democratic Republic of Congo will continue to enjoy high-speed satellite-based connectivity services as part of a new agreement between Ivanhoe Mines and SES. The enhanced partnership builds on a successful five-year relationship between SES and Ivanhoe Mines and comes at a time of significant investment in low-latency, high-capacity solutions […]

January 23, 2023

Intelsat pursues Africa’s unconnected

Intelsat is making a concerted commitment to enhancing day-to-day network quality and helping African communications service providers (CSPs) deliver secure and affordable connectivity across the continent. “Satellite communications providers (CSPs) have historically rushed to the rescue in the aftermath of a natural or manmade calamity that rendered a local terrestrial network unavailable. Today, Intelsat is […]

January 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

Avanti: “Africa will be majority revenue source”

Kyle Whitehill, CEO at London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications, sees Africa becoming the company’s majority revenue source within two-to-three years. Avanti operates Ka-band services over Africa and the wider region. Whitehill, speaking to Space in Africa, said that the company’s African revenues amount to about 35 per cent of the total, and Africa as […]

January 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Africa: NWTV scores FA Cup rights

The New World TV Group (NWTV) has secured the exclusive pay-TV rights to broadcast the Emirates FA Cup exclusively in 17 countries across Western and Central Africa, and non-exclusively in Chad, in a deal brokered by IMG. Under the agreement, NWTV will broadcast live French language coverage for all fixtures from the next two seasons […]

January 6, 2023

Andoh to narrate BBC’s Serengeti

Adjoa Andoh, acclaimed RSC actor, voice of the BBC children’s show The Smeds and the Smoos and Bridgerton star, will narrate the latest series of Serengeti, the hit show created by Emmy-award winning producer Simon Fuller and directed by Emmy award-winning director and producer John Downer. The new series, which will air on BBC One […]

January 4, 2023

OneWeb signs African partnership with Paratus

OneWeb has signed a distribution partnership with Paratus Group, the pan-African telecommunications company. The agreement will help Paratus to deliver OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity solutions across Africa once its global network coverage is activated in 2023. This agreement will focus on delivering satellite communications services to Paratus customers across 37 countries in Africa, […]

December 5, 2022

ROK channel launches on Freeview

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, in partnership with Global Distribution Services and Synapse TV, has launched the ROK channel on Freeview Connect (Channel 280). ROK delivers Nollywood content with stories from the heart of Africa and is the first FAST channel from the THEMA/Canal+ Group to launch on Freeview in the UK.  The ROK Freeview […]

November 30, 2022

Dizi distribution deal with Moçambique Telecom

SPI/FilmBox and Moçambique Telecom have signed a distribution deal that allows Tmcel subscribers in Mozambique to access Dizi via Yabadoo, the African live streaming platform. Dizi channel which broadcasts some of the most popular Turkish series, including Pacote de Ouro with Portuguese subtitles.“Our partnership with Tmcel for Dizi will surely excite the growing number of […]

November 24, 2022