Eutelsat Penetrates Ethiopia's Market

October 19 , 2019

Eutelsat, one of the longstanding market leaders in satellite television broadcasting, announced that Ethiopia will be able to receive high-quality broadband connection via its KONNECT satellite in 2020. Considering the high growth potential of the Ethiopian video broadcasting market, Eutelsat signed a multi-year contract with Ethiopian channels including TV9 Ethiopia, Nahoo TV and ETV for video capacity on its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite, one of the most sophisticated satellites in orbit today. Ethiopia has high growth potential for video broadcasting, because currently only 21pc of homes in Ethiopia are equipped with television, which translates to approximately 5.2 million homes having television sets. Out of these, 86pc are using satellite television transmission, which means 4.4 million homes receive satellite broadcasts, according to the product of quantitative market research, a survey carried out by an independent research firm.


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...