Monthly Archives: July 2017

SuperSport to broadcast “RAW” and “smackdown” following Multi-Year agreement with WWE

WWE and SuperSport announced a new multi-year agreement to broadcast WWE programmes live for the first time in over 50 countries in sub-saharan Africa. DSTv and GOtv will air flagship shows RAW and Smackdown as well as WWE specials WrestleMania and SummerSlam.  Gideon Khobane, Chief Executive of SuperSport said, WWE is a global phenomenon, so [...]

DSTv Offers a treat to Golf Fans in Ghana

This month, DStv golf fans in Ghana are in for the opening of two SuperSport channels broadcasting the Open Championship, which starts at Royal Birkdale in England this Thursday says Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager, MultiChoice Ghana. DStv Premium customers will be watching the worlds greatest golfers via the world feed on SS2 while the [...]

Football Fans having to look for alternatives following BeIn Sports block in the UAE

In the midst of the current diplomatic issues with Qatar, access to the beIN Sports TV has been obstructed by local UAE providers. Fans expecting the start of the English Premier League season next month will need to find other ways to watch the matches, the kick-off announced for August 12.  BeIN holds the exclusive [...]

Telkom matches LTE post-paid and pre-paid prices

Telkom is matching the pre-paid and post-paid prices for its LTE Smart Broadband Wireless products, to add value for its prepaid subscribers. The LTE data bundles are available to both the new pre-paid customers and the existing Telkom contract subscribers. Attila Vitai, CEO of Telkom Consumer said, We know that some consumers face entry barriers [...]

StarTimes acquires exclusive media rights to broadcast FIBA’s 2017-2021 competition

Africas leading digital TV operator has acquired exclusive media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for FIBAs national team competitions for the 2017-2021 period. It also includes the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 which will be held in China. StarTimes was awarded exclusive free and pay transmission rights across all territories of Sub-Saharan Africa for its leading [...]

DSTV Ghana brings down the Zapper HD decoder price

Multichoice Ghana announced a reduction in prices for its Zapper HD decoder. Cecil Sunkwa Mills, the General Manager for MultiChoice Ghana said, We have dropped the HD Zapper decoder price by almost 60% and with the current family holiday season coinciding with fresh kids programmes and international and local series, the return of the international [...]

Etisalat Nigeria soon to be known as 9 Mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved Etisalat Nigerias name change to 9mobile. The new name was adopted after a management meeting of the telecom company last week. Etisalat Nigeria was near collapse after it failed to pay back a $1.2 billion loan it received from 13 banks, back in 2013 which was followed by [...]

John Perlman, veteran journalist, joins eNCA

Perlman will be hosting a new talk show, Under The Skin, which premieres on August 2nd at 9.30 pm on DSTV channel 403. The show will air every Wednesday evenings and viewers can watch the repeats on Thursday mornings. Perlman is bringing his unmatched experience in broadcasting to this interview driven show. Perlman will be [...]

SEACOM extends fibre network reach in South Africa

SEACOM is bringing high-speed fibre internet access to businesses and homes in Johannesburg, starting in Alberton, with a rollout of 8km of fibre. The last-mile fibre network will go through several business, residential development and shopping malls of the area.  This development comes in line with SEACOMs plans to extend its reach further across South [...]

All3Media bags deals in Africa

The leading independent distributor All3Media International has closed a significant number of deals in Africa as two of its key formats, namely, Undercover Boss and The Cube have been proposed for production in Nigeria. A host of finished content is picked up in both pan regions and local acquisitions.  Undercover Boss, the entertainment show where [...]