Monthly Archives: August 2016

NCA warns about fake STBs on market in Ghana  

  Ghanaian viewers are warned. The National Communications Authority (NCA) has informed the public in Ghana about an incursion of set-top boxes (STBs) which are counterfeit on the market. The reason given for the availability of these fake decoders is Ghanas deadline for migration to digital transmission, which is getting closer. STBs that have been [...]

Ooredoo Qatar extends TV service to ADSL users

Users with copper ADSL Internet connections will now be offered the TV service of Ooredoo, the Qatari-based telecommunications company. The smart service was formerly offered only to Ooredoo Fibre customers and now access will be given to all Ooredoo internet users with a large choice and quality of Ooredoo TV service. Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, [...]

Nelvana sealed multi-territory broadcast deal with Disney

Nelvana, the Corus Entertainment owned animation producer-distributor company, has signed a multi-territory deal with Disney channels Worldwide. The agreement concerns the broadcasting and on-demand rights of an upcoming animated series named Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets, which is to be aired on Disney Channel on September 12 in the United States and will be available [...]

New youth TV called Access TV now in Botswana

AccessTV is the new youth-friendly television channel in Botswana. It is a digital satellite television channel in English and Setswana language, pertaining to entertainment in Botswana. The channel is appropriate for all ages and races throughout the country and offers exclusive experience in digital broadcasting. Susan Benjamin, the marketing and communications manager of Access TVs [...]

SuperSport to air PHL throughout sub-Saharan Africa

Hockey lovers residing in the sub-Saharan Africa regions will be thrilled. SuperSport, the South African group of television channels owned by MultiChoice, will be airing the Premier Hockey League (PHL), happening in South Africa. The sports channel sealed a unique deal lasting for five years to broadcast selected matches from the competition which is kicking [...]

Econet Media bags deal with Formula One for championship racing broadcast in Africa

The deal signed, new content has been added up to the Econet Medias portfolio. The African broadcaster has signed a three-and-a-half-year agreement with Formula One World Championship for the broadcast of the competition across Econet Medias free-to-air (FTA) platform, Kwese Free Sports. The auto racing competition has been first aired yesterday, uniquely in English language, [...]

NTV Kenya partners three stations for content

NTV Kenya innovates. The popular television station owned by Nation Media Group, has collaborated with three local stations namely Njata TV, Star TV and Lolwe TV for content broadcast across the platforms. A larger array of programming as well as improved content will be available on the four television stations. Joe Muganda, the chief executive [...]

beIN Media acquires digital platform Digiturk

It has been announced by beIN Media, the company operating the television network beIN Sports which is present in 36 countries including the Middle East North African countries. The company has acquired Digiturk, the Turkish major pay-TV operator. Offering a collection of sports and entertainment content across 219 standard and high definition national channels, Digiturk [...]