After the Nilesat signal issues Al Jazeera Sport Channel suffered today they announced theri new frequencies on Arabsat, Hotbird and Nilesat:
June 12th, 2010
So basically there were signal issues during the South Africa VS Mexico match on all Aljazeera Sports channels on Nilesat, both the free-to-air and the subscription based channels except the HD channel which is actually on on Atlantic Bird 4A.
So that is why I did not have any issues as I was watching the HD channel, but after the match I realized that people are angry and that Aljazeera Sports announced that viewers have to switch to either arabsat or noorsat.
So what really happened?
The word going around is that Aljazeera Sports Channels has ruined the deal the Egyptians had to show 22 matches from the 64 matches of the world cup, and it is said that it cost them $120 million, so when Aljazeera Sports Channel announced that they too will be showing those 22 matches on their free-to-air channels “they” decided to cause damage to Aljazeera channels on the nilesat.
Now thats what is being said, and it seems Aljazeera Sports Channel is on the safe side here and nile sat will end up having a big problem, cause Aljazeera which already had tensions with Egypt on both the news and the sports channels will most likely be going to the court with this.
June 11th, 2010
You did not miss much, the opening ceremony was not as impressive as it should have been, I do not usually care much for opening ceremonies but this was seriously a very very poor opening ceremony, it took me back to the old days. Even back then hosting countries would try their best to impress.
I was expecting more spot light on the african culture and generally a good show that reaches to the level of the event, this was a trainwreck.
I know that World Cup opening ceremonies are not like the Olympics opening ceremonies where it is more complex and amusing, yet this is was bad at so many levels.
June 11th, 2010