Category: Cable

Internet connectivity via undersea cable has been proposed to provide internet redundancy for the Horn of Africa region and is expected to cost around 10.2 billion KES (100 million USD). The distance to be covered will extend over 4700 kilometres with the Djibouti-Africa Regional Express (DARE) agreement. Partnering with the governments and numerous telecoms operators […]

The Suburban Fiber Company, providing the service Legend which offers direct fiber optic connections, has partnered with 3Vision, the international content consultancy, for content management and the acquisitions of channels. This will be of help to Suburban’s integrated premium HD brand, Legend TV and mobile product Legend Lite. 3Vision will thus lead movie deals with […]

Vubiquity, the technology-based solutions provider, has been opted by Cable & Wireless Seychelles for its VOD platform SinemaX. Content including movies, library classics and TV series, for the VOD platform will be prepared, licensed and delivered by Vubiquity. A full subscription will allow audience to have access to the entire collection of 2000 films and […]

The first stage of Ooredoo’s 5G network will be launched by 2018 in Qatar. The service will be commercially available by 2020, according to the Qatar-based telecom giant. Once the 5G network is rolled out in Qatar, the internet speed will jump to between 1GB and 10GB per second.   “We are already working to […]

Ovy Network will next month add Botswana to its FTA DTH services across Africa on Eutelsat 7b. George Kavwenje, CEO of Ovy Network, said that the company has met all local regulatory requirements and started trials in August with the aim of launching commercial service 17 October, 2015. “We have satisfied the local Botswana Communications […]

United Business Machines EG (UBM), a leading distributor of IT products, services and solutions in Equatorial Guinea signed a multiyear contract with Eutelsat on 14 September, 2015, for capacity on the African beam of Eutelsat 16A to broadcast the new EG SAT pay-TV platform. EG SAT will broadcast more than 60 channels with Spanish, French, […]

The Wananchi Group has announced the revamping of channel packages on Zuku TV without any additional fees. The Classic and Premium packages have been reconfigured on the DTH service reducing the three bouquets to two as of 4 September, 2015. As a result, the  Poa bouquet has moved into the Classic package with 11 new […]

Intelvision, Seychelles based cable TV provider has added Romanza+Africa, a telenovela channel targeting English-speaking audiences in Africa, to its channel line-up. The channel was launched in April 2014. It is joint venture between Mexico’s TV Azteca, Venezuela’s Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) and digital content distributor, Africa XP. The channel airs over 3,000 hours of original […]

iCan TV, France based satellite TV provider, will launch direct-to-home service in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The DTH service will be available for SLL750,000 (USD193) registration fee followed by a monthly subscription of SLL180,000 (USD46.33), said a media report. According to Alhaji Alpha Kanu, Minister of Information and Communications, the entry of iCan TV in […]

West African Development Bank (BOAD) and an allinace of four commercial banks in Benin have granted over XOF35.5 billion loan towards the country’s digital broadcast transition. A chunk of the money will also be utilised for developing regional broadband infrastructure and mobile coverage in sub-regions, said a media report. The loan to the government of […]