Basic Lead has entered into strategic alliances in Turkey and South Africa, selling 50% of its content markets DISCOP Istanbul and DISCOP Africa to local partners.
BBC Worldwide has appointmented Joel Churcher as VP and general manager Africa, starting in April.
Discovery Networks International is launching TLC HD in the Middle East and North Africa on March 24.
Eurochannel has announced that it will be expanding to Africa in February, and it will also soon be expanding into Europe.
Modern Times Group (MTG) has signed an agreement to acquire 75% of Trace Partners, the France based youth media brand and global pay-TV channel operator.
Arabsat and Morgan for Information and Communications Technology (MICT) have signed a contract for satellite communications capacities on 5-C at 20 degrees East.
The increase in the number of private broadcast channels in the Middle East and the industry-wide push towards greater coverage and expansion into new markets have resulted in a year of record growth for ViewSat.
Euronews is to launch what will be the first pan-African rolling news channel, in partnership with Télé Congo, the national TV channel of the Republic of Congo.
Pay-TV revenues in the Middle East and North Africa will grow by more than 83% between 2010 and 2020 to $5.60 billion, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
Exterity is launching a joint offering with Hambisana to bring Sub-Saharan companies flexible IPTV systems.