Distribution - In Brief


- DStv will add 2 more Discovery channels to its platform – Discovery ID and TLC. Both these channels will be available to DStv Premium and DStv Compact subscribers in South Africa and across the African continent. The launch of the channels takes Discovery Networks’ portfolio on DStv to six channels including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery World and Discovery HD Showcase. Both of the new channels will also have commercial airtime added in Q1 2012.

- Back on 14 December 2011, SES announced that it further increases the focus on emerging and growth markets and introduces four global sales regions with a dedicated management leading the strong SES teams in each region. The regions are: Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific/ India/ Middle East.

- The URTI - International Radio and Television Union - and ASBU - Arab States  Broadcasting Union - signed a cooperation agreement on Friday, December 16, 2011 during ASBU General Assembly held in Tunis. The agreement can be obtained from URTI.