Category Archives: Cable

Vubiquity chosen by Cable & Wireless for VOD service in Seychelles

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 [...]

Ooredoo to launch 5G network in Qatar by 2018

The first stage of Ooredoos 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 [...]

OvyTV adds Botswana to FTA DTH service

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 [...]

UBM EG opts for Eutelsat for new DTH platform in Equatorial Guinea

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, [...]

Zuku TV revamps DTH bouquets

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 adds Romanza+Africa to channel bouquet

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 Mexicos TV Azteca, Venezuelas Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) and digital content distributor, Africa XP. The channel airs over 3,000 hours of original [...]

iCan TV unveils DTH service in Sierra Leone

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 [...]

Benin receives XOF35.5 bn loan for digitalisation

West African Development Bank (BOAD) and an allinace of four commercial banks in Benin have granted over XOF35.5 billion loan towards the countrys 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 [...]

Wild TV Africa, OpenView HD sign carriage deal

Wild TV Africa, South African lifestyle and adventure TV channel and OpenView HD, South African free-to-air digital satellite TV broadcaster, have struck a carriage agreement. OpenView HD will add Wild TV Africa on 31 July on its channel line-up. Wild TV Africa features local and international TV shows related to fishing, camping, mountain-biking, hiking, 4×4 [...]

ACTV adds Arewa 24 to its channel bouquet

Nigerian Direct-to-Home operator, African Cable Television (ACTV) and Northern Nigerias free-to-air Hausa-language channel, Arewa 24, have struck a carriage pact. ACTV has added Arewa 24 on its DTH channel bouquet. The channel is a lifestyle and entertainment genre channel which primarily focuses on producing and showcasing authentic Hausa language content. It depicts youth culture, northern [...]