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Nilesat chooses Hughes’ Jupiter for Egypt gateway

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems has been selected by Cairo-based Nilesat for a local gateway which will use Nilesat’s 301 satellite. Hughes will supply one of its Jupiter Gateways and installation will begin shortly and be complete by the end of Q3. Commenting on the deal, Sameh Katta, Chairman/CEO of Nilesat, said: “The Nilesat vision is […]

March 19, 2024By Chris Forrester

Nilesat 2023 revenues recover

Cairo-based Nilesat has reported net profits (after tax) valued at $43.75 million (€40.4m) in 2023, higher by 12.29 per cent year-on-year (YoY) than $38.96 million. Revenues amounted to EGP 101.82 million last year, up 1.97 per cent from EGP 99.85 million in 2022, according to the financial results. Nilesat’s earnings per share (EPS) reached $1.03 […]

January 30, 2024By Chris Forrester

ACE shuts down CimaClub piracy site

One of the largest piracy services in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region has been shut down in Egypt by the Egyptian police, in collaboration with the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the anti-piracy organisation. CimaClub enabled users to directly download or stream pirated content, offering a VoD library of nearly 50,000 movie and […]

November 27, 2023

Egyptair chooses Panasonic Aviation

Panasonic Avionics has signed an agreement with Egyptair for the installation of its Astrova seat-end in-flight communications and entertainment technology on the airline’s new Airbus A350-900 fleet. With this agreement, Egyptair becomes the first airline in Africa to select Astrova. Panasonic Avionics’ newest solution will be linefit installed in Egyptair’s A350 Business Class cabins with […]

November 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ideal Systems builds new TV studios for Al-Ghad

Ideal Systems Group has announced the successful completion of a turn-key project for Al-Ghad TV, to design and build visually stunning and technically advanced TV News Studios in Cairo, Egypt. Ideal Systems was selected by Al-Ghad TV (which in English means ‘Tomorrow’), the leading Arab news channel in Egypt as a one-stop-shop to migrate Al-Ghad […]

October 31, 2023

Nilesat improves revenues

Nilesat, the Egyptian satellite company, has reported a 3.2 percent year-on-year rise in net profits after tax during the first half of 2023, recording net-profit of $19.304 million, compared to $18.706 million, according to the financial income statement filed to the Egyptian Exchange. Nilesat’s operating revenue climbed by 2.09 per cent year-on-year in the six-month […]

August 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Lost Treasures of Egypt season 4 on National Geographic

Witness the secrets of ancient Egypt being unlocked in the fourth instalment of National Geographic’s immersive documentary series, Lost Treasures of Egypt, as ground-breaking new discoveries lift the lid on this intriguing ancient civilisation across eight brand new episodes airing from October 2nd. The new season will air globally across 172 countries and in 43 […]

September 27, 2022

NileSat profits trimmed

NileSat has again seen its profits squeezed. It has recorded net profits of $7.27 million (€7m) during the first quarter of 2022, lower than $15.30 million in Q1 last year. NileSat’s revenues settled at $25.04 million in the first three months of this year, compared to $30.95 million during the same period a year earlier, […]

May 13, 2022By Chris Forrester

NileSat 301 launch date slips

Egypt’s latest communications satellite, NileSat 301, has slipped a month from its expected launch date towards the end of April to later in May. The craft has been built by Thales Alenia Space and reportedly has been placed in its shipping container ready for delivery from Cannes Mandelieu by boat to Cape Canaveral. Launch is […]

April 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Egypt: ERTU staff ask for payment

Egypt’s ERTU public broadcaster has reportedly not been paying its employees on time. This dilemma prompted a number of staff to publicly complain. The complainants carried banners and staged demonstrations outside the giant Nile-side Maspero tower in Cairo which houses the organisation. However, these actions have resulted in some employees being “disciplined” according to local […]

February 21, 2022By Chris Forrester