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Ivory Coast’s public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion (SIDT), has selected satellite operator SES as its digital partner in a major move to meet the country’s 2020 deadline for switching over from analogue to digital broadcasting.

The current haemorrhaging in direct to home satellite TV (DTH) subscriber numbers in North America is set to not just accelerate but also spread to Europe and eventually to the Far East according to new research from Rethink Technology.

Icareus has agreed a deal with Abu Dhabi media hub twofour54 to deliver its Icareus Playout EPG broadcast platform to the new satellite uplink provided by twofour54 and Arabsat.
Arabsat Icareus 24May2019
EPTV’S Algerian French language TV channel Canal Algérie has leased transponder space on Arabsat-5C to extend its reach across Africa, in collaboration with Globecast.

Bangladesh’s Beximco Communications has launched a new direct-to-home (DTH) service called Akash, following the closure of its last satellite TV venture RealVU.

Even though like others in its industry the operator faced challenges in its video vertical, satellite operator Eutelsat has posted an overall solid third quarter.
eutelsat 10August2018
Leading satellite operator Eutelsat has reported that a crucial stage has been completed in the production of its high-power broadcast craft EUTELSAT 7C which will serve markets across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey.

Even though it says that overall it has made a steady start to its financial year, leading satellite operator SES is still hitting headwinds in its video segment.