My-HD and Herring Networks have launched three channels, namely One America News Network, AWE, and AWE 3D on My-HD’s video DTH platform. The Herring Networks channels launched on My-HD across the Middle East and North Africa.
The South African media regulator ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) has asked the country’s competition commission to investigate last July’s agreement for SABC to provide MultiChoice with a 24-hour news channel.
Iraq has the highest number of terrestrial TV channels in the Arab World, accroding to research by the Arab Advisors Group.
At the end of 2013, 4.35 million households in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region subscribed to at least one pay-TV service.
MIPTV 2014 -CANNES. Azteca and Cisneros Media Distribution partner with AfricaXP to launch Romanza+Africa, a telenovela channel.
MIPTV 2014 – CANNES. FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox, DocuBox and 360 TuneBox from the SPI International portfolio have been launched in Nigeria on Montage Cable Network.
Eurochannel is launching in Nigeria on the new pay-TV provider Montage TV.
Eben Greyling, CEO of the Naspers pay-television operations, has decided to take a break and pursue new interests after more than 18 years with the group.
Discovery’s latest addition to its family of channels, ID Xtra is set to launch on April 1.
Arqiva has announced it will support Qatar’s first satellite company Es’hailSat to distribute Al Jazeera Media Network channels to the Middle East.