Monthly Archives: June 2018

DStv Delicious Festival line up local and international artists

DSTV Delicious brings all the big names in music, both locally and internationally and over the years, they have brought crowds the likes of Common, TKZee, Chaka Khan, Jamiroquai, Hugh Masekela, De La Soul, Lira, Macy Gray, Thandiswa Mazwai & Bongo Maffin as well as Black Coffee. With the overwhelming success of the festival, organizers have [...]

DStv to launch pop-up channel for Nelson Mandela’s centenary

In celebration of one hundred years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, DStv will add a tribute pop up channel. The Mandela 100 Tribute pop-up channel (DStv 199) will launch on his birthday, Wednesday 18 July, and will run for five days.   The channel will feature a mix of films, documentaries, archive footage from Carte Blanche [...]

Envivo collaborates with Cisco to launch new OTT service for Nollywood

Nigerian technology-based media organization, Envivo Communications Limited has partnered with multinational technology company Cisco to launch a new Over the Top (OTT) video streaming service called ‘nVIVO TV’ by the end of December, powered by Cisco’s Infinite Video Platform. The information was confirmed to AFP by filmmaker Chioma Ude, director of marketing at Envivo. “Cisco [...]

DStv ends collaboration with EbonyLife TV in Southern Africa

MultiChoice ends partnership with axe media mogul Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife TV (DStv 165) channel from the end of June from its DStv satellite pay-TV platform in South Africa and several other countries across Southern Africa following mundane viewership. The end of this collaboration comes less than 4 years since the channel was added in South [...]

StarTimes to provide 10,000 villages in Africa with satellite TV

StarTimes is in the process of providing 10,000 villages in Africa with satellite television sets in its bid to improve access to information on the continent. Group President of StarTimes, Pang Xingxing said the company is committed to ensuring Africa is digitally switched on in this era of smart technology. In the shortest time possible, [...]

MTN and StarTimes strike a deal to launch TV App in Uganda

MTN Uganda collaborates with StarTimes Uganda that will see the telecommunications giant offer special promotional MTN TV bundles for viewers to watch the latest StarTimes entertainment, sports and news for as low as 0.51 US dollars (for two hours) and 1.02 US dollars (for four hours) per day using the StarTimes app.  MTN Uganda Chief [...]

Dubai’s Etisalat provides free access to ‘Apple Music’

Etisalat announced an offer of six-month free access to ‘Apple Music’ for its postpaid customers, granting them access to tens of millions of songs via iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac, as well as PC or Android. Etisalat declared its postpaid plans (New postpaid, Smart and Emirati) offer options for flexible and local minutes starting from AED 150 [...]

MultiChoice Zambia provides coverage, commentary and non-stop action for 2018 FIFA World Cup

MultiChoice Zambia continues to pull out all the stops to provide the best World Cup viewing experience on the continent, with exclusive commentary from some of the greatest figures in football history. Dedicated to telling Africas stories, the video entertainment company is getting behind Africas World Cup dreams and televising all the African games along [...]

SA Government to reconsider SABC TV license fees

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says the review of the public broadcasting policy will start with the review of the SABC.This includes, among others, the logic of maintaining a 3-tier broadcasting system given the regulatory incapacity to enforce it; ownership and control rules; the capacity of the regulator to regulate the sector and the need to [...]