Monthly Archives: October 2016

 Multichoice’s GOtv launched in Namibia

The MultiChoice-owned GOtv channel, has been launched last week in Rundu, Namibia by Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Information and Communication Technology. According to, Roger Gertze, the general manager of MultiChoice, this development has as aim to make the digital terrestrial television more accessible to Namibians by making TV services more affordable to the less fortunate [...]

Filmbox channels now on Africa’s Zip TV

The global content distribution firm, SPI International is launching the eight-thematic channel pack of Filmbox on Zip TV, a new-fangled IPTV platform in Africa. Zip TV is a platform employing OTT and STB models and is a product of Broadband Home Ltd. The decision was taken according to a pact signed between the global TV [...]

The Africa Channel introduces TAC Studios

The Africa Channel (TAC), the TV channel showcasing lifestyle content, revealed about its official launch of TAC Studios which will be a production arm of the cable channel. The TAC Studios will add up to the already existing collection of TAC containing above 300 hours of premium lifestyle HD content, and will develop and produce [...]

Trace is strengthening its offer for the African continent

In an exclusive interview with NexTV News Africa, Olivier Laouchez, CEO of Trace, revealed about its number of young subscribers amounting to 100 million with its presence in Europe, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Having the urban culture as its core business, Trace is targeting one billion subscribers. With its massive investment into [...]

More channels for DStv Easy View customers in November

MultiChoice is offering more channels to its DStv Easy View customers in the month of November. Users will have more to watch during DStv Access open window, comprising of 54 channels. all the channels will be accessible, free of charge as from November 3 until November 17. Available to the customers will be Empire, which [...]

M-Net introduces Harry Potter Pop-Up channel

Celebrating three decades on October 25, M-Net is serving its viewers with a pop-up channel offering all the Harry Potter films. By the end of this month, the M-Net 30th Birthday Block Party will cease and will be replaced by the movie series on channel 109. Harry Potter films are adapted from the bestselling series [...]

ShowMax drops price for DStv premium package  

  Customers of MultiChoices DStv Premium will have ShowMax, at a reduced price. Instead of the normal price which is 99 ZAR (7.18 USD), the video streaming service provider will now be 69 ZAR (5 USD). Customers can extend their content value for their monthly subscription by connecting their DStv Explora to the internet. They [...]

Ooredoo tv and Mozaic TV with new OSN packages  

  Customers of the Ooredoo tv and Mozaic TV will now be served with a new portfolio of the OSN packages to provide the best for entertainment in Qatar. The OSN portfolio will be comprised of three OSN entertainment options namely; OSN Entertainment, OSN Premier and OSN Gold. The OSN Entertainment bundle provides 45 channels [...]

South Africa to turn off analogue signal in SKA on Friday

The news has been announced by Ndivhuho Munzhelele, the Acting Director General from the Department of Communications. The analogue switch off has been scheduled on Friday. The region will comprise mainly the core towns of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) area in the Northern Cape. The official turn off for analogue system in the SKA [...]

Icflix now on Xbox One  

  Icflix, the streaming and VOD platform from the Middle East Northern Africa (MENA), is now available on the home video game console, Xbox One. Users in the MENA will be eligible for a free subscription for one month by upgrading their account. Carlos Tibi, the founder and CEO of Icflix, commented upon the new [...]