Eutelsat and Nilesat have agreed partial renewal terms for Ku capacity at Eutelsat’s 7 degrees West position for broadcast services across the Middle East.
The BeIN Media Group is migrating its transponder capacity from Nilesat over to Eutelsat 8 degrees West.
The 7/8 degrees West position hosted by Eutelsat and Nilesat satellites broadcasts 175 HD channels, of which 100 are exclusive.
Nilesat is launch its new regional digital platform, known as The Nilesat Smart Digital Broadcasting System, on air in April.
Nilesat has taken a long-term lease for multiple transponders on the utelsat 8 West B satellite to be launched in mid-2015.
Maghreb TV, a dedicated Moroccan channel from Belgium, is launching Maghreb TV-Sat on the Galaxy 19 and Nilesat satellites.
Japan International Broadcasting (JIB) has announced that NHK World TV is now available in the Middle East and North Africa region through Nilesat 201 on the OSN DTH platform.
Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat has removed two Arab TV stations that allegedly broadcast pirated content.
Eutelsat Communications has signed a ten-year agreement with Egyptian satellite company Nilesat for five transponders at the 7 degrees West orbital position.
The third Ariane 5 mission in 2010 successfully launched a pair of Thales Alenia Space-produced satellites: Nilesat 201 and Rascom-QAF1R on Wednesday, August 4.