Author Archives: Thibault Gangloff

MultiChoice Nigeria launches a Pay Per View offer

Multichoice Nigeria is launching a Pay-Per-View service, which allows consumer to pay an additional fee to watch a particular content. The Head of Public relations Caroline Oghuma declared It is a concept allowed in pay TV operation, but it is different from pay-as-you-go which has been misconstrued to mean pay-per-view. Oghuma stated that pay-as-you-go, as [...]

Telkom presents its zero-rate data streaming services

The South African telecommunications company, Telkom announced the creation of a new offer with a zero-rate data music, video streaming.  Last Year Telkom launched many data-focused products thus synergizing with their FreeMe package which has helped the company to grow popular. The zero rate data plan allows customers to access selected platform without consuming their [...]

MultiChoice throws Showmax in for DStv Premium subscribers

Multichoice will give DStv Premium subscribers access to Showmax subscription (SVOD) included in the premium fee. DStv Premium subscribers will be able to access Showmax, worth R99 per month, through DStv Explora decoders, the DStv Now app, online and smart TV sets. Mark Rayner declared:We’re offering all our Premium customers Showmax, so they can enjoy [...]

MultiChoice throws Showmax in for DStv Premium subscribers

Multichoice will give DStv Premium subscribers access to Showmax subscription (SVOD) included in the premium fee. DStv Premium subscribers will be able to access Showmax, worth R99 per month, through DStv Explora decoders, the DStv Now app, online and smart TV sets. Mark Rayner declared:We’re offering all our Premium customers Showmax, so they can enjoy [...]

Deutsche Welle teams up with GHF to launch African series

Deutsche Welle, the German International broadcasting in collaboration with scientific promoting organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation (GHF), just launched African Roots, a story series for young Africans. The launch took place at the Global Media Forum organized by Deutsche Welle in Bonn Germany. Many experts of African history were gathered in a panel called “From Lucy [...]

3 Vision acquires channels for new OTT service DEOD

The UK content consultancy firm 3Vision recently acquired several channels for the new Discover Digital service recently launched in South Africa, DEOD. Discover Digital has launched the new streaming service, DEOD (Digital Entertainment On Demand) in South Africa, providing subscribers the ability to view over 10 international News and Sports OTT channels via standalone subscription [...]

Telkom Kenya to expand 4G network to 28 towns

Telkom Kenya, announced the expansion for its 4G network from nine towns to 28. Over the last year since the investment of Helios Investment Partner on the company creating a change of management and ownership since Helios now possess 60% of the company. The new investment of US$ 48 million (KES 5 billion) in upgrade [...]

Nigeria missed June 2017 deadline for DSO

Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced that the switch off of analogue signal will be done when 95 percent of Nigerian will have access to Free Digital Television content. Commenting the DSO initiatives, Modibbo Kawu declared: “All Nigerians are entitled to access to information, irrespective of class, creed [...]

Nigeria need 35 million STB to complete DSO

The DG of NBC, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu declared that Nigeria will need 32 million Set Top Boxes (STB) to complete the digital switch over process. The STB costs US$ 45 and the commission had made a commitment of eight million units which is about US$ 8 million. The price is too high for the [...]