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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

CAF selects Globecast

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced that it has been selected by CAF (The Confederation of African Football) for two seasons of satellite distribution for their main competitions. This includes the rescheduled TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 men’s football championship, being held in Cameroon, which kicked off last month. Pierre Ramon, […]

February 2, 2022

SPORT1 scores FIFA Club World Cup rights

SPORT1, the German sports platform, has acquired the rights for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 from the agency Dentsu exclusively in Germany and non-exclusively in Austria and Switzerland. The two semi-finals and the final, the decisive phase of the tournament, which takes place from February 3rd to 12th in the UAE, will be […]

January 25, 2022

FIFA Arab Cup draws record viewership for beIN

beIN Media Group, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, and its flagship sports channel beIN Sports, revealed that it has achieved record-setting viewership figures of over 450 million cumulative views during the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 that was held from November 30th to December 18th 2021. In a move to make such a regionally […]

January 5, 2022

Major fire at Nilesat HQ

There was a major fire on November 15th near one of the Nilesat buildings near Cairo’s Media Production City. Six fire trucks and their crews fought the fire. Experts said that a heavy-duty transformer had caught fire although power to the satellite section of Nilesat was reportedly not affected. An inspection proved that the fire […]

November 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

NileSat sees profit fall

Cairo-based Nilesat, which serves the MENA region, has again seen profit fall 22 per cent for the 9 months to September 30th. The operator’s net profit for the 9 month period was $20.3 million(€17.7m) – down from $26.07 million in the same period last year. NileSat is now again trading successfully with Eutelsat with whom […]

November 11, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nilesat, TVU Networks expand partnership

TVU Networks, the market and technology specialist in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, has announced an expanded partnership with Nilesat, the Egyptian satellite communication provider, that will increase contribution capability for Nilesat’s African customers and decrease transmission costs. In conjunction with a new satellite scheduled to launch in Q2 2022, TVU Networks will offer […]

October 27, 2021