Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

Vodafone Qatar and GBI sign new international data and internet connectivity agreement

Vodafone Qatar and Gulf Bridge International (GBI) announced the signing of a new long term agreement on top of their existing partnership that will provide the telecommunications company with IP transit service, International SDH and Global Ethernet from Qatar to Europe and Asia. The latter has the ability to grow further with the increase in consumer and [...]

South Africa review its DTT delivery model

The Department of Communications in South Africa is currently revising its digital migration delivery model. The new delivery model will see government step completely back from the procurement, warehousing, transport and installation of set-top boxes (STBs) and adopt a more market/retail-driven approach that will remove much of the public sectors risk in the project. In [...]

Starz Play and Mobily sealed partnership deal

The Saudi Arabian telecommunications services company, Mobily and the video on-demand service Starz Play signed a new method-of-payment partnership that makes Starz Play available to Mobily subscribers. Through the partnership, Mobily customers can now sign up to Starz Play service and make payments directly through their Mobily account. Subscribers can access to enjoy more than [...]

TV2GO a new FTA streaming platform has been launched in SA

TV2GO a new free-to-air Internet streaming platform which offers viewers over 100 linear channels and on-demand content has been launched in South Africa by famous South African soccer legend Jomo Sono who is the president of Infinivy SA. Infinivy SA owns 26% of TV2GO, with Israeli firm Cast-TV, which offers the technology behind the system, [...]

Telkom concluded a deal with Netflix in SA

Netflix has officially signed its first partnership with a South African telecommunications company. South African telecommunications company, Telkom has officially inked a deal with Netflix the internet entertainment service. Netflix services will include licensed and original television series, movies, stand-up comedies, documentaries and children’s programmes. The Content Executive of Telkom, Wanda Mkhize expressed they were [...]

TBC to roll out new tourism channel ‘Tanzania Safari Channel’

Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC)’s will soon launch Tanzania Safari Channel in December. TBC will introduce the new tourism channel under the assistance of Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA), Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) and Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB) to enhance tourism. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Prof Adolf Mkenda [...]

New talk show Madam Speaker to debut on eNCA

After a two-year absence, well-known broadcaster Iman Rappetti returns to eNCA with a brand-new talk show called Madam Speaker. Airing Thursday nights at 9.30pm, Iman will put newsmakers through their paces in front of a small group of ordinary South Africans. After her interrogation, the audience panel will have their chance to put their questions [...]

South Africa’s Vodacom and Telkom conclude deal to share networks

Vodacom and Telkom have inked a long-term, multi-billion-rand agreement to allow Telkom to obtain roaming and facilities leasing services from Vodacom with full effect from June 2019. The terms of the collaboration will allow Telkom subscribers to roam on Vodacom’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. This will result in an increased in roaming experience for [...]

StarTimes inked a 10-year deal with Senegalese professional football league

The Senegalese professional football league has just signed a 10-year partnership with the Chinese company StarTimes and will now be called StarTimes League 1 Senegal. A new showcase to sell the Senegalese football. The information was made public during a press conference organized by Saer Seck, the president of the LSFP, “We have signed a [...]

Showmax rolls out free data deal with Vodacom

Showmax has introduced a new deal with Vodacom offering free access to the Showmax service and free Showmax data. Vodacom subscribers who add Showmax to their bill between 1 November 2018 and 31 January 2019 will have 15 GB of free Showmax data (5 GB per month for three months). Moreover, the usual Showmax 6.97 [...]