Monthly Archives: June 2016

MultiChoice introduces Deutsche Welle in South Africa

MultiChoice, the video entertainment and internet company in South Africa and across the African continent, is up for a new content on its channel. The companys DStv customers will get access to Deutsche Welle (DW) across the Southern Africa as from July this year. DW will be available on DStv channel 446 as from the [...]

VOD platform Aza TV now available in Africa

Aza TV owned by Sorele Media which is a 100% female-owned African media content company, will now be available on VOD platform. Launched back in May last year by Salamina Mosese and Stephina Zwayne, the first one being a South African actress, model and television presenter and the second one having been in the acting [...]

M-Net and Telkom SA to bring local version of Shark Tank in SA

Shark Tank South Africa, the local version of the popular American reality television series will soon be available on M-Nets DStv channel 101. The show will be aired as from October this year. Entries for the show are open to entrepreneurs being citizens of African origins and should be at least 18 years of age. [...]

Mozambique to launch international DTT tender

The digitalisation process across Africa is ongoing. Focused in Mozambique, the DTT tender will be an international one, this time. The company bagging the contract, will have the task of financing and effectuating the project for the digitalisation process. Although the process should have already been started, a re-assessment was considered before taking up a [...]

Neotel acquired by Liquid Telecom

The agreement has been signed off. Neotel, the national operator for fixed line telecommunications services in South Africa, has been sold to Liquid Telecom, the data, voice and IP provider which operates independently in South Africa. Tata Communications Limited which is a major shareholder of Neotel has eventually sold its South African unit for ZAR6.55-billion [...]

ITV Choice in Africa select EBS to provide EPG Data

ITV Choice, the satellite and cable television channel, has opted for EBS, the service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels across the globe, for the supply of EPG data listing to platforms in Africa. Also, the programmes being offered will be of better quality across the numerous channels and platforms. The images rights [...]

beIN introduced 4K media in Oman

beIN Media Groups broadcast platform, having announced the arrival of 4K media server in the Middle East earlier this month, the constant supply of 4K content will be guaranteed with the partnership of numerous other entertainment and sports partners. Offering its audience with a better viewing experience, the picture resolution of the screen is 4 [...]

DSTV accepte de verser 438$ million pour la diffusion des matches en direct de la EPL pour les saisons 2016-19

SuperSport de DSTV a accepté de verser 438 millions $ pour la diffusion des matchs en direct de la English Premiership pour les saisons 2016-19 à travers le Nigeria et l’Afrique subsaharienne. La chaîne sportive a payé 303m pour les saisons de 2013-16 afin d’avoir des droits exclusifs pour le sud du Sahara. Ce fut [...]

Canal+ acquires 100% of Thema and named new CEO

The news is official. It has been confirmed by Canal+, the French premium cable television channel, who has acquired the channel distribution subsidiarys shares of Thema, the French channel developer. Previously positioned as the director finance and business development at Canal+ Overseas, Fabrice Faux has been now appointed as the new CEO of Thema.   [...]

Botswana all set for digital transition

The change will be real now in Botswana. The information was revealed by Dikgang Makgalemele, the assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administrations. Botswana is all prepared for the shift to digitalisation. Digital television will be delivered to households and other customer premises. Involving the re-allocation of frequencies and agreed by the International Telecommunications [...]