Author Archives: Javed Sobah

SA set to complete DTT process end 2017

The Department of Communications is taking on again the process of digitalisation in South Africa. The migration process has to finish by the end of 2017. The delay was caused over the inclusion of a conditional access or encryption system for set-top boxes required when the country moves to digital.   The country has failed [...]

Nigeria DSO to bring down Pay TV business

With the Digital Switch Over in process in Nigeria since Saturday last, it is believed that the whole media industry will be revolutionised.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed even stated that Nigerians may not have to worry about DSTV and other digital pay TV across the country. Nigeria is determined [...]

TV licence not required for free subsidised STB in South Africa

This new decision of Ministry of Communications is in the favour of the indigent households. Minister Faith Muthambi has announced that over 5 million units of government-subsidised set-top box will be given to the poor and that they will no longer have to prove that they possess a valid SABC television licence to receive digital [...]

EbonyLife TV and Wakanow promoting African destinations

The entertainment channel EbonyLife TV and the travel portal, Wakanow are partnering in this discovery and promotion project for Africa. Through the tourism show that will start with Mauritius, the partners plan produce an upmarket travel show designed for the African traveler, highlighting the continents top tourist destinations.   It will be a 30-minute show [...]

MultiChoice Zimbabwe dissuading Zimbabweans to use illegal Open View HD

Even if MultiChoice Zimbabwe warned to take legal action against bogus DStv agents and Zimbabweans subscribing to the South African DStv service, another popular yet illegal HD TV service cropped up, the illegal version of OpenView HD promoted by illegal agents. The channel is destined for the South African market but illegal agents are diverting [...]

CBS Reality Channel launched in Africa

New content is now available for African viewers. MEASAT Satellite Systems and RR Media have launched the CBS Reality channel across the African continent.     The Duo look to strengthen African Video Neighbourhood with the launching of this US channel. CBS Reality offers a wide range of compelling documentaries, docu-series, shocking shows and hard-hitting [...]

BeIN goes temporarily off air from Ooredoo Mozaic TV

The error message technical difficulties was transmitted on the Ooredoo Mozaic TV subscribers screens. Many Football fans in Qatar who have been trying to watch the English Premier Leagues final matches this week are expressing exasperation and disappointment.     Qatar-based beIN Sports normally accessible on Ooredoos Mozaic TV packages is not working. BeIN was [...]

Liquid Telecom opts for Harmonic Headend solution for DTH service in Africa

Liquid Telecom is planning to launch a fully managed service headend for a new direct-to-home (DTH) provider in Africa. The multi service provider has opted for Harmonics HEVC Headend Solution for this upcoming project.   After having chosen EUTELSAT 7B satellite to service its new broadcast requirement for DTH services across the African continent, Liquid [...]

Liquid Telecom opts for Harmonic Headend solution for DTH service in Africa

Liquid Telecom is planning to launch a fully managed service headend for a new direct-to-home (DTH) provider in Africa. The multi service provider has opted for Harmonics HEVC Headend Solution for this upcoming project.   After having chosen EUTELSAT 7B satellite to service its new broadcast requirement for DTH services across the African continent, Liquid [...]

2016 VGMA to broadcast live on e.TV Ghana

Ghanaian viewers will be able to follow live the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2016 organised at the Accra International Conference Centre. e.TV Ghana had partnered with Charterhouse Productions, the organizers of the Ghana Music Awards to telecast the event live for viewers on Saturday.   Our viewers can catch VGMA 2016 live on e.TV come [...]