Monthly Archives: August 2018

DStv Now apps now accessible to more devices

MultiChoice has launched three new apps for its DStv Now streaming service, for Apple TV, media players running Android TV and Samsung smart TVs. The pay-television operator said on Wednesday that the new apps are designed for a lean-back experience. DStv Now was launched in 2014 and was originally designed as a mobile-first product, with apps [...]

Star Life new channel for the South African audience

Star Life – the brand-new HD lifestyle channel that is launching on DStv, GOtv and Openview on 27 August, 2018.  Star Network has announced that the new channel, which has been created exclusively for African audiences, will be a 24/7 English language channel showcasing a fusion of the very best family dramas, celebrity dance shows [...]

Netflix announces broadcast of its documentary on the City of Joy in DRC

Netflix will broadcast on September 7 “City of Joy”, a documentary about a center eponymous welcoming women survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC. The information has just been provided by a press release from the American giant video-on-demand. The documentary is based on the improbable friendship that develops between the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege [...]

SABC signs deal with MultiChoice to air on DStv

The SABCs 24-hour news channel will continue being aired on DStv after the public broadcaster reached an agreement with MultiChoice. In a joint statement between the SABC and MultiChoice the two parties said the deal also meant that SABC Encore which flights old content previously aired by the public broadcaster on its free-to-air channels will [...]

APO Group And Kwesé Sports to promote Rugby across Africa

APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, announced a strategic alliance with Kwesé Sports to promote African rugby internationally. As part of the new deal Kwesé Sports, the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms of Rugby Africas games in sub-Saharan Africa, will enjoy unlimited use of [...]

DTT rolling out in Free State

According to a government press release, the Department of Communications has sped up to deliver digital migration benefits to residents of the Free State by teaming up with broadcasters including e.tv, the SABC, MultiChoice and Star Sat. Officials will be present across the Free State province to educate the public about digital migration as the [...]

Zuku complies with TCRA

Kenyas Wananchi Group, the owner of pay television firm Zuku, has removed free-to-air (FTA) channels from its subscription list for Tanzanian customers in order to comply with the TCRA regulations. Zuku made the announcement on Sunday noting that it was in line with the directive made by Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) last week that [...]

FOX Africa on the way to boost ratings

The network revealed, according to The Media Online, its latest news and previewed its upcoming programming. Van der Veer, General Manager of the Network said, Both shareholders of 21st Century Fox and Disney have approved all proposals related to the transaction and Disney now is working towards getting all the regulatory approvals in non-US jurisdictions These [...]

Kenya Television Network launches KTN Burudani

After the launch of the 24-hour KTN News three years ago, the Kenya Television Network has a third station in works. The Road-based Television network from Mombasa will be launching a new entertainment channel called KTN Burudani. The new station, which aims to appeal to a young audience and will be bringing entertaining programs including [...]

Ivory Coast to complete digital migration by 2020

In Ivory Coast, Sidi Tiémoko Touré (photo), the Minister of Communication launched, on August 8, the construction work of the national network of digital terrestrial television (DTT). The event took place in the building from which Ivorian Broadcasting Radio (RTI) was broadcasting in Abobo. ”I’m happy to start the work. He is pleased to see [...]