Monthly Archives: July 2016

StarTimes Nigeria to air International Champions Cup live

StarTimes Nigeria has announced that it has acquired the media rights for International Champions Cup (ICC) on exclusive basis in sub-Saharan Africa for the 2015 to 2019 seasons and will be beam the games live and exclusively to Nigerians from July 22 to August 13.   With exclusive broadcast rights, StarTimes World Football (channel 254) [...]

New TV sets distributed in Mphambo village in South Africa to accelerate DTT

As part of the Mandela Month programme, some families in the Mphambo village are receiving their own television sets. Further to offering TV sets, the Minister Faith Muthambi will be performing visits to the village to increase awareness among South Africans about how the television industry is evolving and how digital migration is taking place. [...]

beIN sports hike prices in United Arabs Emirates

Etisalat has raised the price of its beIN Sports TV package from AED 78(US$ 21.24) to AED 110(US$ 29.95) a month. The telecoms operator said the price rise came from beIN sports. The package includes the English Premier League and Champions League football.   Customers are being charged extra even though beIN, the Qatari broadcaster, [...]

Zuku introduces new channel named Glam

A new-fangled channel has been unleashed by Wananchi Groups Zuku. Its name is Glam channel, mostly appealing to female viewers. Glam channel proffers a mixture of content, all of interest to women with home-grown productions encompassing shows, lifestyle, drama, realities, music and comedies, on the channel number 711.   The new channel will be substituting [...]

Scripps to introduce HGTV and Travel Channel soon on beIN in MENA

Scripps Networks Interactive has teamed up with beIN Media Group to launch the two channels; HGTV and Travel Channel in the middle East North African regions. HGTV will be available in the beginning of the month of November for the first time while Travel Channel will be available on 1 August, via the beIN platform. [...]

Netflix’s rate remains unchanged for Middle East

It has been revealed by Netflix, the American multinational entertainment company, that it has no intention of elevating its rates in the Middle East or United Arab Emirates regions, having recently rolled out its service this year in the specific region. It was explained by Netflix after it was reported that the company was to [...]

AMC Networks partners with beIN Media Group to launch five channels in MENA

AMC Networks Intl (AMCNI), the American entertainment company, is collaborating with beIN Media Group, the Qatar-based broadcaster, to introduce five AMC channels which are to be aired by the beIN pay-TV platform into the regions of Middle East and North Africa. beIN subscribers will be the sole viewers of the AMCs content in HD in [...]

SuperSport channels to air Rio Olympics 2016

Olympic Games aficionados in Africa will be thrilled. SuperSport, the African sport channel from Gotvs bouquet will be broadcasting live the Rio Olympic games. The competition will be available on all three SuperSport channels; SuperSport 5 (channel 37), SuperSport 7 (channel 38) and SuperSport 12 (channel 39). SuperSport 12 will be the round the clock [...]