Monthly Archives: December 2016

Airtel Nigeria brings video and streaming platform Trace Plus

Airtel Nigeria, the telecommunications company headquartered in India, has partnered with Trace, the music and lifestyle broadcaster. The collaboration between the two companies will bring the launch of a ‘free to browse’ video streaming and download platform, named ‘Trace Plus’. Customers will be offered seamless exclusive video content which include state-of-the-art music videos, comedy pieces, [...]

Digital Switch Over launched in Abuja today

The news has been revealed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. He said that the Digital Switch Over (DSO) will be launched in Abuja, today. 30 free channels will be accessible for the residents of Abuja upon the DSO and more than 450000 set-top boxes (STBs) will be provided upon signal. [...]

DStv Zimbabwe offers free subscription for February 2017

DStv, the pay-TV platform in Africa, will be offering its subscribers with a free subscription for the month of February next year. The conditions are applied to customers who are already subscribed to any DStv’s packages. It is to be noted that there will be no upgrades and it will be applicable to the users’ [...]

Viasat World launches Viasat Life across Africa

Female viewers in Africa will be thrilled with Viasat World. The international entertainment group offering pay- TV channels, is introducing a new entertainment channel called Viasat Life, which will be offering mostly female content. The launch will be carried out across three platforms of Africa. Taking effect as from January 2 next year, the new [...]

Mzansi Magic offers ‘Lockdown’ to its viewers

Mzansi Magic, the DStv entertainment channel in South Africa, will be offering a new series to its viewers as from the beginning of next year. Entitled Lockdown, the local drama will be premiered on channel number 161. Reneilwe Sema, the Head of Drama at M-Net, commented about the future screening: Lockdown is an exciting new [...]

Four operators received authorisation for free-to-air television service in Ivory Coast

Authorisation has been granted by the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) in Ivory Coast. Four operators are allowed to carried out the operations of private commercial television service on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network. Among the authorised operators are Life TV; Ivory Coast’s Optimum Media; Audiovisual Society of Ivory Coast; And Sorano Ivory [...]

ICASA approves Liquid Telecom’s acquisition of Neotel

The deal has been approved by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). Liquid Telecom, the data/voice and IP provider, has acquired Neotel, the South African communications network. The sum involved was 6.55 billion ZAR (463.2 USD). With this new acquisition, Liquid Telecom will extend its reach over 40000 km across Eastern, Central and [...]

South African ICT Minister intensifies DTT awareness campaign

The number of visits by Faith Muthambi, the minister of Communications in South Africa, has been intensified. Until the end of this year, the minister will be performing her visits in three provinces to raise awareness for the digital migration campaign. Muthambi said that: “Traditional leaders continue to play a key role in our society [...]

StarTimes introduces NDTV 24×7 in Africa

StarTimes, the pay-TV operator in Africa is bringing Indian content to its viewers with the introduction of an Indian channel entitled, NDTV 24×7. The channel is an English one offering news to its audience. Rahul Sood, the head of network distribution and affiliate sales at NDTV 24×7, commented: NDTV 24×7 was the first Indian news [...]

SES and Canal+ signed long-term pact

The deal has been done. SES, the satellite operator, and Canal+ have inked a long-term agreement. It is a multi-year and multi-transponder framework pact for SES satellite company in both France and Africa. Both parties will benefit with the contract conditions. It represents the volume, extended duration and payment terms. Commenting about the pact, Ferdinand [...]