Monthly Archives: December 2017

iflix to bring Hollywood content to Africa

iflix, video-on-demand (VOD) platform, has sealed a deal with US studio NBCUniversal (NBCU) for a host of TV series and movies for subscribers in sub Saharan Africa. iflix NBCU Press Release Series including Mr Robot, Grimm and Suits, as well as films such as Gladiator, Bridesmaids and Psycho, form part of the licensing deal, which [...]

DSO in Nigeria rolling out in Ilorin and Kwara states

The federal government rolled out the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Ilorin, Kwara State, to enable Nigerians to benefit from the digital in broadcasting. The DSO inauguration of Ilorin would now the pave the way for the roll out of DSO in Kaduna State today extending digital tv experience to all the six geo-political zones. [...]

Ooredoo launched 5G speed experience

Ooredoo announced the launch ‘5G Speed Experiences’ in parts of Doha, for a select number of VIP customers. Launched in time for Qatar National Day, the service offers high speeds exceeding 1 Gbps in some cases and very low latency. The pre-standards 5G service is available to consumer customers on a live network and using [...]

New deadline set for DTT in South Africa

June 2019 is the new deadline set by the African National Congress (ANC)for SA’s switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) completion. This was announced by Jackson Mthembu, ANC communications sub-committee chairperson. After missing the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) June 2015 deadline, the Department of Communications (DOC), which oversees the broadcasting digital migration process, [...]

BeIN offers arrive in Morocco

BeIN bouquets are now available in Morocco. According to a decision of the High Authority for Communication and Audiovisual (HACA), published in the Official Bulletin of 14 December 2017, BeIN for General Trade & Distribution has been authorized by the regulator to market the beIN bouquet in the Moroccan territory. The contract signed by both [...]

SuperSport launched new app

Content discovery made easier for SuperSport fans through the newly launched app, designed to provide users with a fresh, modern experience. Navigation has been refined with all the standards like, live scoring, fixtures, results, tables, news and short-form video highlights. The main difference is that SuperSports live channel streaming is now hosted at the DStv [...]

ARCEP ends Glo Mobile’s telecom activities in Benin

The Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) of Benin, put an end to the activities of mobile phone operator Glo Mobile, a subsidiary of the Nigerian telecom group Globacom. The telecom regulator officially notified the company of this decision on December 18, 2017, following the failure in September 2017 of the negotiations initiated [...]

DStv Angola increased price in 2018

DStv Angola, the pay-TV operator will increase the prices of its service packages in the first quarter of 2018, the CEO Eduaro Continentino announced. The decision to increase the price is justified with “exchange losses and inflation”. The company claims that the measure is unavoidable and promises to make more investments. Continentino however did not [...]

M6 invested in Ivory Coast Channel Life TV

The French group M6 has just made a 33% stake in the capital of Ivorian television LIFE TV, one of the four operators authorized to operate a private commercial television service in the clear on the national television network. terrestrial DTT in Ivory Coast. For this purpose, an agreement was signed between Fabrice Sawegnon, CEO [...]

Benin to receive the first DTT in the next two weeks

Benin will finally be able to begin its migration to digital television. The first signals of DTT should be issued in the next 15 days. This was said Aurélie Adam Soulé Zoumarou, the Minister of the digital economy, during the digital talk show organized as part of the national week of digital. According to the [...]