Monthly Archives: June 2017

Kwesé partners with NTA to bring FIFA to Nigerians

The pan-African broadcast network, Kwesé TV partnered with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) to deliver the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 to Nigerians audiences for free on the Kwesé Free Sports channel.  As from Sunday 2 July 2017, Kwesé will broadcast the worlds finest soccer stars together with into the homes of Nigerian soccer lovers, as [...]

Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa launches broadband service

The Konnect Africa broadband venture set up by Eutelsat Communications has this month, officially launched new-generation services, starting in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda. The services and product offerings include packaged offers inspired by pay as you go models and Wi-Fi hotspot schemes. Connecting Africa means changing the way [...]

Brazil supports Botswana in digital TV implementation

Brazil is providing technical support to Botswana as the only country in Africa to use the Japanese-Brazilian digital TV standard, the ISDB-T. In Brasilia, during a meeting of the two parties, was the exchange of information on acquisition and distribution of antennas and receivers for the new technology. In addition, Brazil proposed that Botswana send [...]

StarTimes expands signal to rural Kenya

Chinese digital television service provider, StarTimes Media, announced major for its digital terrestrial services in Kenya. Signal coverage are now available in rural areas in Kenya namely: Kitui, Garissa, Kapenguria, Embu, Trans-Nzoia and Laikipia. This brings to 33 the number of counties where Kenyans can use StarTimes set-top boxes to watch television. StarTimes Vice President [...]

M-Net to air Game of Thrones Season 6

The TV network DsTV announced that viewers would be able to binge the entire season 6 of Game of Thrones this weekend on M-net. With the much anticipated 7th season of the thrilling epic TV series coming on DSTV in just a few weeks time, the channel just hit big announcing the viewers that they [...]

Kwesé to broadcast UEFA and FIFA leagues

Kwesé Sports, the Pan-African sports TV company owned by Strive Masiyiwa signed broadcast rights for live and delayed matches, programme highlights, on-demand programming and localised review programmes on its free to air and pay-tv offer. The TV network has signed a four-year deal with the UEFA and FIFA to have broadcasting rights for the associations [...]

Etisalat’s license in Nigeria not transferable without approval

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, stepped into the crisis that has wrapped the countrys fourth largest network operator, Etisalat. Reminding the consortium of banks that the firm is indebted to the tune of $1.2 million, it cannot take over Etisalats operating license without its approval. The NCC hence made it clear that the telecoms operating [...]

Ooredoo upgrades networks with 4.5G

Ooredoo just achieved another milestone by being the first to deploy an upgrade for its 4.5G mobile network sites, in the region, to support the data speed of up to 1Gbps with CAT 16 devices, in partnership with Nokia. This upgrade is planned to spread across the sites in the Qatari region as well. At [...]

SuperSport secured FIFA and UEFA football rights in Sub Saharan Africa

SuperSports secured broadcasting rights to air upcoming soccer tournaments namely the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship as well as the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers and the European qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.The rights acquired by the company are for the television, internet and mobile platforms and SuperSports will have the exclusivity in [...]

PBS Sports launched to compete with BEIN Sports

Saudi-Arabia, in partnership with Egypt is launching its own TV network, PBS Sports, to bring down the Qatari monopoly of the entertainment television, BEIN Sports. PBS Sports groups will launch 11 channels and will be broadcasted in the region and internationally. Available on Nilesat, PBS Sport would not be encrypted and will be available for [...]