Monthly Archives: January 2018

DStv Now added to multiple bouquets for SA’s viewers

DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers in SA can now have access to DStv Now. MultiChoice announced that this makes DStv Now available to all major DStv package holders. DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers will also be able to access Catch Up via DStv Now, said MultiChoice. Previously, streaming Live TV and accessing Catch [...]

SA to meet DTT deadline by June 2019

Government is set to complete SA’s switch-over from analogue to digital TV by June 2019. Provided the necessary resources, the Department of Communications (DOC) will be able to deliver SA’s broadcasting digital migration (BDM) programme by the due date. The communications minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said so during a briefing to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications [...]

Kwesé TV partners with Orange Liberia for Weah online inauguration

Mondays inauguration of the new President of Liberia, H.E. George Weah, was viewed on live stream even without Internet Data tanks by thousands of Liberians. Liberians enjoyed it for free thanks to an innovative partnership between Orange Liberia and Kwesé TV. Kwesé TV the African owned media company providing Pay TV, Free-to-Air TV and digital [...]

TPG Growth acquires major stake in Trace

TPG Growth acquired 75% of Trace’s shares. The new majority shareholder of the group obtained these shares of the Swedish group MTG, thanks to an agreement at the end of which the latter leaves the capital of Trace. Launched in 2003, TRACE runs initiatives that include subscription-based streaming service TRACE Play, South African mobile virtual [...]

DTT in Ghana to roll out in March

The nationwide Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) switch will commence in March this year in Ghana, the Ministry of Communications has revealed. The Deputy Minister of Communications, Mr George Nenyi Andah, made the announcement during the official launch of the new Multichoice Ghana office in Accra last week. According to Mr Andah, the Ministry of Communications [...]

Mahindra Comviva partners with Sacom to boost VOD content in MENA

Mahindra Comviva, solutions provider, has entered into a partnership with Sacom Mediaworks, a content aggregator in the MENA. This tie-up with Sacom Mediaworks will provide Mooditt Digital Store, Comvivas digital marketplace for content, with a broader range of digital Video-on-Demand content short and long format. Sacom Mediaworks global content portfolio reportedly includes more than [...]

UNILAG TV to begin operation in February

The University of Lagos, UNILAG television station will begin operations in February to facilitate research-oriented education and ease communication within and outside the university community. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, gave the assurance in an interview on Monday in Lagos. The Federal Government recently approved licence for the television thereby making it [...]

Kwese TV Zimbabwe to broadcast live Harare’s Friday Fight Night

Kwese TV will beam live, the Friday Fight Night which features five high boxing matches. According to Econet Media, the matches hosted at the City Sports Centre in Harare will be aired on the broadcaster’s Kwese Free Sports channel and the boxing fiesta. Titled the “New Dawn”, the boxing night will feature some of Africa’s [...]

Netflix seek business partners in South Africa

Netflix is looking for business partners to increase accessibility of streaming video platforms. The company said cannot disclose regional subscriber numbers, but it is happy with the general South Africas growth. Netflix said, Globally, we have over 109 million subscribers and this year, for the first time, our international subscribers surpassed our domestic member base. [...]

Netflix seek business partners in South Africa

Netflix is looking for business partners to increase accessibility of streaming video platforms. The company said cannot disclose regional subscriber numbers, but it is happy with the general South Africas growth. Netflix said, Globally, we have over 109 million subscribers and this year, for the first time, our international subscribers surpassed our domestic member base. [...]