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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

SpaceX targets 60 launches in 2022

Elon Musk has confirmed that SpaceX is targeting 60 launches during 2022 for its Falcon 9 rocket. Besides its own Starlink launches, the SpaceX client list includes NASA flights and various scientific missions as well as new obligations this coming winter from OneWeb which has abandoned planned launches by Russia. Musk, in a tweet, added […]

March 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nilesat revenues further squeezed

Nilesat revenue and profit numbers were released to the Cairo stock exchange on February 10th. Nilesat (officially the Egyptian Satellite Co.) reported net profit of $30.754 million for the year to December 31st 2021. This was down from $34.159 million (€30.9m) for the previous year. The numbers confirm the steady downward trend in the satellite […]

February 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

Eutelsat confirms Nilesat relationship

Eutelsat has unveiled its Q1 revenues – the final set of numbers before Rodolphe Belmer’s departure from the business. The financials were not good. Each and every division showed falling revenues. Its all-important contracted backlog also fell €200 million y-o-y to €4.2 billion. The good news, such as it is, is that Eutelsat has firmed […]

October 29, 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

Nilesat explains 301 craft’s role

The Egyptian Satellite Company’s is already serving some 56 million homes and 270 million viewers across the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf regions. With the launch next year of Nilesat 301 it is intent on adding more homes and viewers from Africa. “Being the mainstay satellite of the Arab world, Nilesat has always […]

September 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nilesat bans Al-Manar TV channel

Nilesat has followed Arabsat in taking down broadcasts from the Lebanon-based Al-Manar TV news channel, which is funded by the controversial Hamas organisation. Transmissions of Al-Manar will cease on June 15th. Justifying the decision, Nilesat’s board of directors claim that Al-Manar TV violated the agreement signed between both parties and broadcast programmes which provoke sectarian […]

June 14, 2021By Chris Forrester