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SES demos satellite 5G backhaul

SES has demonstrated with Emirates-based telco operator, du, the first satellite-enabled 5G backhaul in the Middle East utilising SES’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites. The aim of the live demonstration was to demonstrate how SES’s current O3b constellation could extend 5G coverage to remote locations and support du’s enterprise customers including offshore energy sites with […]

January 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

DStv warns African FTA broadcasters over World Cup

In years past there have been African and Middle East broadcasters who have happily stolen pay-TV’s exclusive coverage of key sporting events. DStv has now issued a clear warning to broadcasters in Africa saying, in essence, ‘hands off our signals’. The most blatant thefts of football signals occurred during the Saudi Arabian beoutQ transmissions of […]

November 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

New FilmBox channels on Etisalat

SPI/FilmBox and Emirates-based telco Etisalat have agreed a deal to add two new specialised FilmBox channels to subscribers in the Middle East. FilmBox Action and FilmBox Family ware available immediately on channels 654 and 655, respectively.“We are excited to expand on our agreement with our long-standing partner Etisalat with the launch of two sought-after FilmBox […]

October 14, 2022

OneWeb, Benya sign MoU

Benya Group, the digital solutions and ICT infrastructure provider in Egypt and the Middle East and Africa region, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company. OneWeb NEOM JV, a joint venture formed by OneWeb and NEOM in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with […]

May 23, 2022

Come Dine With Me in the Middle East

ITV Studios’ award-winning format Come Dine With Me has been acquired by OSN, an entertainment network in the Arabic region. The popular British reality show that is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this year has already been licensed to more than 40 countries, with over 14000 episodes produced globally. The Arabic version, Yalla Neta’asha, will be […]

June 26, 2020