PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, has signed a memorandum of intention with Nilesat, a satellite operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to deliver TV channels into and out of Egypt.
As part of its collaboration with Nilesat, PCCW Global will be installing its Global TV Network (GTVN) solution in Nilesat facilities. This new alliance will leverage the satellite and teleport services of Nilesat along with PCCW Global’s telecommunications and media expertise to ensure GTVN delivery between Egypt and the rest of the world. The GTVN solution will also enhance Nilesat’s connectivity with broadcasters across the globe, covering more than 90 countries via PCCW Global’s extensive satellite network.
“We are excited by this initiative which will allow us to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities between ourselves and Nilesat,” said Sameh Sobhy, vice president of MENA, PCCW Global. “Nilesat has strong presence in video distribution leveraging many TV channels across the MENA region. And now, Nilesat will be able to expand its coverage into other parts of Africa and Middle East via PCCW Global’s specialized TV network reach. PCCW Global will also be able to utilize the Nilesat satellite fleet to deliver Asian TV channels into the Middle East region.”
Hamdy Monir, CTO of Nilesat, added, “As we increase our collaboration with PCCW Global, we are excited by the opportunities created to deliver new international TV channels to the MENA region, as well as extending our own reach beyond region. Regional users will also benefit from the availability of a variety of accelerated and diversified media formats.”