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Yahsat: “Unprecedented growth in MENA space economy”

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat has released a White Paper on the evolution of the MENA space and SATCOM Sectors. The operator says it has witnessed “unprecedented growth” in the overall $469 billion (€442.1bn) MENA space economy (according to the Space Foundation) and which Morgan Stanley says could surge to over $1 trillion by 2040. Yahsat says […]

December 19, 2022

Yahsat planning 2 new satellites

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat has issued RFPs for two new satellites (Al Yah 4 and Al Yah 5) with launch targets of 2026-2027. The news came as part of the operator’s financial results for the nine months to September 30th. Yahsat says almost all of its divisions reported growth with improved revenues and that the company […]

November 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

UAE invests in satellites

The United Arab Emirates is to invest some 3 billion dirham (€801m) in order to start developing and building its own satellites. The funds will help support an ambitious space programme which will include scientific missions which extends to a plan to explore Mars and Venus. UAE Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed stated that the […]

July 19, 2022

Yahsat wins UAE contract

Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) has announced that its dedicated government arm, Yahsat Government Solutions (YGS), has been successfully awarded a contract by the UAE Government, to provide satcom capabilities for its platforms. Ali Al Hashemi, Group CEO/Yahsat, said: “This contract award serves as a testament to Yahsat’s position as the preferred partner […]

May 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

The Mina Cup chooses Pixellot and GG8 Sports

Pixellot, a provider of AI-Automated sports video and analytics solutions, and GG8 Sports, a provider of AI that generates professional-level-data insights to assess youth athletes, announced that they will provide high-quality broadcasting, game breakdown, analytics, and rich player performance data, respectively, for international youth football tournament the  Mina Cup. Held in the United Arab Emirates […]

April 7, 2022

Vision247, Mondo Globo launch Asharq News on Freeview

Vision247, working with Mondo Globo, have announce the launch of a new Freeview IP Stream channel, Asharq News which is available on Freeview Logical Channel Number (LCN) #272. Asharq News is a 24/7 multiplatform Arabic news service reaching across the Arab world and beyond with a unique approach: news and in-depth analysis reported through an economic prism to […]

April 1, 2022

Mubadala commits further £300m to CityFibre

CityFibre, the UK’s independent Full Fibre platform and carrier-neutral operator, has announced a further equity commitment of £300 million (€360m) from its existing shareholder, Mubadala Investment Company. This equity investment will support CityFibre’s accelerated growth plans and enable participation in Building Digital UK’s (BDUK) ‘Project Gigabit’ rural programme. Under the infrastructure vertical of the UAE–UK […]

March 22, 2022

NEP opens Middle East office

NEP Group, the media technology partner for content creators around the globe, has opened a new office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to meet the growing demand for its services, strengthening the company’s investment and presence in the Middle East. Located across from the famed Khalifa Park in Abu Dhabi, NEP Middle East will […]

March 7, 2022

Forecast: GCC VoD revenue $2.1bn by 2026

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) video industry grew revenue by 11 per cent Y/Y in 2021 to reach $1.9 billion (€1.6bn), according to the GCC Video & Broadband Distribution 2021 report from Media Partners Asia (MPA). The report provides analysis of telecoms, online video, pay-TV and free TV industries across the six Gulf Cooperation Council […]

February 23, 2022

Discovery launches Say Yes To The Dress: Dubai in EMEA

Discovery celebrates its 10th Say Yes To The Dress spin-off in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with Say Yes To The Dress: Dubai. The much-loved TLC show is travelling to the Middle East for the first time and is presented by Khalil Zein, a renowned Lebanese celebrity stylist. The show has a diverse roster […]

February 22, 2022