Monthly Archives: June 2017

Dataxis predicts low growth in fixed broadband penetration in Africa

Following the recent data published on broadband connectivity in Africa, Dataxis predicts that 20 million households and businesses will have wired internet connection by 2022 in Africa, compared to 11 million in 2016. Nonetheless, although wired broadband is on the rise with the progressive introduction of Fibre-to-the-home in most developed countries, Africa still lags behind [...]

GoTV slashes decoder prices in Ghana

50 per cent price slash on the GoTV decoders in the 99 For You offer, claims GoTV Ghana Limited. The GoTV decoder, which comes with a standard antenna is now GH99.00 as opposed to its usual price of GH175.00.  The manager of GoTV, Kingsley Winfred Afful, announced GoTVs mission is to deliver value to our [...]

DStv offering its kids channels for the holidays

Multichoice is opening its premium kiddies channels to its Compact customers from Thursday, 29 June until Thursday, 13 July, for the school holidays. DSTV is offering a first view of the Premium Kids Channels: Disney Channel. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr to its compact customers.  The classic of Disneys cartoons, popular animated characters, live action and [...]

Zambia to switch off analogue signal 1st October 2017

Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson says all analogue television services along the line of rail will be switched off, effective as of October 1st 2017. The announcement was made during a press briefing held at Top Star head office in Lusaka.   The government has put measures in [...]

New dance show coming soon on SABC 1

The new hip-hop dance show, Break The Beat is coming soon on SABC1.  The new show will be broadcasted as from Sunday 2nd July and will feature Mzansis best hip-hop dance crew in one of the biggest dance competitions in South Africa.  The show will be host by Fifi Cooper-musician and presenter and Courtnae Paul, [...]

BOCRA licences four TV stations in Botswana

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) licenced four TV stations, namely OVY Network, Alfaview, Deep Vibe Productions T/A Clouds TV and Econet Botswana T/A Kwesé TV. All four companies applied for licences after a public notice for licence bidding was circulated early this year.  Ovy and Alfaview will operate as a subscription satellite television service providers. [...]

CRAN prepares industry for the 5G connectivity in Namibia

The Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia, CRAN, acknowledge a more amiable stance towards communications and internet operators when it presented an informative workshop on the regulatory issues for the introduction of the 5th generation digital connectivity.  At the beginning of the month, CRAN created a consequential distress in the market by forcing a disruptive commercial [...]

Afrobeats music channel launched for iROKO by ABS Broadcast

ABS Broadcast commendably launched iROKO music on French premium television platform, Canal+. Afrobeat music channel features the latest music videos and throwback tracks from popular Nigerian music artists and broadcasting to French-speaking regions of Africa. Afrobeats music channel is the fifth launch in the global television market. iROKO music uses ABS broadcasts custom-made channel management [...]

Namibia and Zimbabwe revisiting their MoU on media co-operation

Namibia and Zimbabwe ministries of information representatives met in Windhoek to reassess the 2004 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to implement several aspects and bring it up to date with the prevailing developments, digitalisation, for instance.  Both countries signed the memorandum more than a decade in areas of broadcasting, print, news agencies, filmmaking and cultural [...]