Monthly Archives: October 2017

StarTimes signed deal with Zambian government for DTT

StarTimes acknowledging that Zambia is among the 17 African countries which benefited from the US$ 2.5 billion contract for digital migration, revealed that the group signed a US$273 million contract with the Zambian government for the exercise. StarTimes Vice President Guo Ziqi said that Zambia will further benefit from the 10 000 African Villages Satellite [...]

BBC Worldwide and E-vision SVoD sealed content deal in MENA

BBC Worldwide and E-vision have come to an agreement over a content deal for its SVoD service. E-Vision which is a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat the middle Easts leading telecommunications operator. The agreement consists of providing a broad range of content to Etisalats SVoD subscribers with natural history series Wild Mexico, classic comedy [...]

StarTimes launched low-cost pay TV package in Ghana

The promo package dubbed 3y3 Free Decoder Promo Part 2 will get customers the option to purchase the most affordable pay TV package from StarTimes.  Africas leading pay-tv operators StarTimes have launched a promo campaign to make subscriptions cheaper, as part of their one-year anniversary in Ghana. In this promo, customers will only have to [...]

ITV Choice to exclusively broadcast the Voice UK

The Voice UK is coming to South African Television in January 2018. The UK version of the popular music talent show will be shown exclusively on ITV Choice (DStv 123). And one more exciting news is that the hit music talent show will be broadcasted in less than 24-hours after the transmission in UK. Channel [...]

MultiChoice South Africa offering DStv through Fibre

DStv customers living in estate, complex or apartment block with an installed fibre network can now receive signals to their DStv decoders through a centralised satellite dish. The system uses a single and shared satellite dish and then distributed the signal to homes through the optic fibre network.  Fibre distribution makes use of the latest [...]

Vice Media and Econet announced a venture for services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Vice Media and Econet, the African telecom and Pay-TV operator, announced a new joint venture, Kwesé Vice, to launch Vice into Sub-Saharan Africa. This announcement came after the launch of Viceland on Econets Kwesé multi-platform network. Viceland will now be extending that launch into South Africa via  Kwesé as part of its ongoing rollout across [...]

Ooredoo tv is now providing Rayyan channels in HD

Well known Qatari channels Al Rayyan HD and Al Rayyan Al have been announced by Ooredoo. Qadeem HD are now available in full HD on Ooredoo tv. Qatar Satellite Company, Ooredoo, has said in a press statement that they have made a deal with Al Rayyan Media and Marketing, and EshailSat to provide the channels [...]

Airtel and Millicom merger sealed in Ghana

The deal is closed for Bharti Airtel and Millicom International Cellular to become the second largest operator with 10 million mobile subscribers in Ghana. The companies have made an official announcement to merge their telecom operations. The merger will be a 50:50 stake and the governance rights of the new entity will generate revenues of [...]

Ghana to broadcast 70% local content during prime time

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, says government will roll out a policy for television stations to broadcast at least 70% local content at prime time. She noted the need to push local content has become essential to provide more opportunities for local content providers especially film producers across the country. There is growing discontent [...]