Author Archives: Umayrah Ramjan

StarTimes secured deal to broadcast 2018 FIFA Club World Cup

StarTimes, the Chinese owned Pay TV firm has acquired exclusive media rights for FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017& 2018 in Sub-Saharan Africa to be staged in the United Arab Emirates in December this year. FIFA Club World Cup is an international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental [...]

Discover Digital provides EPG solutions to broadcasters in South Africa

Discover Digital the South African-based digital technologies and Video-on-Demand (VoD) solutions provider, has developed a new digitally interactive electronic programme guide (EPG) system for broadcasters and digital TV streaming services. Stephen Watson, Managing Director of Discover Digital, says the EPG was developed internally for an advanced digitally interactive programme guide acting as a foundation for [...]

Kwesé Nigeria adds Hip TV to its channel line up

Kwesé TV, PAN-African satellite pay television service provider, has added Hip TV, an urbane contemporary music and lifestyle channel for a youthful audience, to its channel line-up. Available on channel 610, the channel includes entertainment news, incisive and exclusive interviews, and red-carpet moments amongst others. Hip TV further strengthens Kwesé TVs music genre, joining an [...]

MultiChoice South Africa launched its Black Friday Deals

MultiChoice South Africa has introduced its Black Friday 2017 deals for DStv which include big discounts on decoders and installations on 24 November. DStv Explora prices will be suject to massive slashes of upto 40% a fully installed package with a DStv Wi-Fi Connector. The deals apply while stocks last and exclude the monthly DStv [...]

DStv Now available to Telkom LIT TV subscribers

Telkom announced that the LIT service customers will now be able to enjoy DStv Now through their LIT TV boxes. An update will signal users that DStv Now could be accessed on their boxes. However, it is specified that DStv Now has been specifically created to fit large screens.  We brought you Telkom LIT in [...]

Ooredoo revamped its TV multi room service

The multi-room service of Ooredoo has been revamped to provide families in Qatar more access to the latest entertainment. Before the launch of the service, customers would have needed to buy another full subscription from the operator to enjoy the services in a second room of their house.  With the revamp, however, Ooredoo TV customers [...]

SuperSport to broadcast Billabong SA Junior Champs

SuperSport will broadcast a 30-minute documentary on the five-day Billabong SA Junior Championships presented by BOS that took to the waves at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay last month. Featuring the countrys top 18-and-under surfers from across South Africa, the championship produced the closest results in the events 21 year long history. The Surfriders from [...]

Tali’s Wedding Diary coming to South Africa on Showmax

The upcoming comedy series, Talis Wedding Diary is the first ever original series from Showmax African Streaming service. The show has its origins not in the established television community but within the world of YouTube, coming from the creative team behind hugely popular local web-series Suzelle DIY – a series notable itself for regularly racking [...]

New actors commended for the DTT deployment in South Africa

The DTT is seeing new actors collaborating for the smooth running and completion of the DTT project in South Africa. The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, the South African Post Office, Sentech, ICASA and the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa have been entrusted with the digital migration of South African citizens [...]