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Newtec Dialog Transforms Telemedia’s Outside Broadcast Capabilities

Newtec has provided a Newtec Dialog platform to enhance the live broadcast capabilities of Telemedia, a media broadcast company based in Sandton, South Africa. Newtec Dialog will enable Telemedia to offer a data service in addition to video broadcasting services from its fleet of Outside Broadcast (OB) trucks. Founded in …

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Ethiopian Broadcasters to Migrate to SES Satellite Creating Dedicated Ethiopian TV Environment

Ethiopian private and public broadcasters, and the local media market, are poised for growth following two agreements signed between SES and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB), and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC) that will result in the creation of a dedicated Ethiopian TV environment. In particular, the AEB agreement …

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GLOBAL Technologies Selects Eutelsat to Support West Africa Power Pool Project

Eutelsat 10A

Eutelsat has secured a multi-year contract with GLOBAL Technologies for C-band capacity on its EUTELSAT 10A satellite to provide connectivity and communications for the West Africa Power Pool project (WAPP). Established in 1999 by ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States), the WAPP project aims to interconnect the power grids …

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Globalstar Announces the Successful Completion of MSS and Terrestrial Authorisations Across Africa

Globalstar has received MSS (mobile satellite services) and terrestrial authorizations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, and Rwanda. These countries join Botswana in representing over 1.1 million square miles of territory, a population greater than 100 million people, annual GDP of over a half a trillion USD and more than 1.7 …

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UK’s Avanti Communications Group Secures $55 Million Credit Line

Avanti Communications Group Plc has announced that it has now closed its new U.S.$55 million two-year 1.5 lien credit facility. The 1.5 Facility matures in May 2021 or, if the Company’s existing super senior facility (the “Super Senior Facility”) is extended, in July 2021. Loans made under the 1.5 Facility …

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SES Helps Ivory Coast Accelerate Its Digital Transformation

Ivory Coast’s public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion (SIDT), has selected SES as its digital partner in a major move to meet the country’s 2020 deadline for switching over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast with brighter, …

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UAE’s YahClick and Zimbabwe’s ZodSat Partner To Provide Satellite Broadband

YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems has announced the start of a strategic partnership with Zodsat, a market-leading teleport, satellite, and terrestrial network operator in Zimbabwe. Under the agreement, Zodsat is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s Ka-band Al …

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UNOOSA and ESA join forces to address the space debris challenge

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a joint statement on their wish to cooperate on the challenge of space debris. The two organisations agreed to work together to increase global understanding and the consolidation of knowledge on space debris; to …

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Canal Algérie Broadcasting From Arabsat-5C With GlobeCast DTH Solutions

Arabsat announced on 20 May 2019 that Canal Algerie is now available on Arabsat-5C, the leading Arabic satellite platform for Direct-To-Home (DTH) services over Africa. Canal Algerie is an Algerian French-speaking public television channel, owned by EPTV (Algerian Public Television), who also owns A3 (available on BADR-6), Terrestrial TV, Tamazight …

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