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While industry players across the continent are focused on the forthcoming Dtt migration, satellite operators continue to play a vital role for broadcasters looking to reach African audiences.
“If you look at the satellite space today, there are more than 2,000 channels — more than double the terrestrial figures,” said Christoph Limmer of Eutelsat Communications.
Limmer noted that the space has grown dramatically since 2011, when he estimates there were fewer than 1,000 satellite channels broadcasting across the continent. Today, Eutelsat alone distributes more than 1,100 channels from its satellites.
The company is investing heavily in Africa, which by next year will receive direct coverage from around a quarter of Eutelsat’s fleet.
In October the company announced its plans to launch a new-generation High Throughput Satellite in 2019 that will set new standards for satellite broadband in Africa.
The move will broaden Eutelsat’s African footprint, following on the heels of its recent announcement to »
- Christopher Vourlias
Let's get one thing straight before we begin. Bill Murray is the King. There are better actors. There are people who have better filmographies. There are even funnier people, although not many. But Bill Murray is, all things, considered, the King. I've dedicated much of the last 45 years working this out scientifically, and I am prepared to finally share the findings with you, free of charge, right here at HitFix. Ostensibly, we're doing this because of this weekend's release of "Rock The Kasbah," but that's just an excuse. The truth is that it's important that we rank all 55 of Bill Murray's film performances, with a special focus on the top 25. We are not including his television work here. There are films on this list we have not seen, but not many. We decided to leave those films unranked, so here is that list: Unranked "The Hat Act" "Pass The Buck: Expo '74 »
- Drew McWeeny
TV Picks: “Nobody Cares…”Coming attractions: “True Detective” Season 2 starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch premieres 6/21 on HBO, and we cannot wait. HBO’s Season 2 of “True Detective” will dazzle us with Rachel McAdams. McAdams’ Ani Bezzerides appears to be hgaunted in the new teaser and determined to find out what’s happening in the California crime drama.McAdams’ Bezzerides is a Ventura, California police officer. “I love that she’s not the girlfriend or the wife,” McAdams told Marie Claire. “She doesn’t really care what everyone thinks; she feels no responsibility for other people’s feelings. She’s not […] »
- April Neale
Regular readers of this space know my first true love is the city of Chicago, and that I’ll use any excuse to cop a visit to my fatherland. That’s where I was this past week, and I did not need an excuse. The 15th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention was in town, and, therefore, so was I.
It’s a great chance to meet up with old friends and make a couple new ones, all the while gawking at ancient publications printed on ever-deteriorating paper, more permanent facsimile reprints of same, and brand new efforts that replicate the mood, techniques and often the characters of those thrilling days of yesteryear. As my pal Jim Wisniewski says, the comradery echoes the days when comic book conventions were social occasions accessible to all… and were actually about comic books.
For the few of you who may be unaware »
- Mike Gold
4 items from 2015
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