Category Archives: Free to Air

OpenView offering live Bundesliga matches in South Africa

eMedia Investments and pay TV broadcaster StarSat are pleased to announce a TV partnership agreement that sees eMedia becoming the exclusive free- to-air for the Bundesliga in South Africa for the rest of the Bundesliga’s 2019/20 season. eMedia Investments owns the free e.tv television channel, the Openview satellite platform, and SA’s most watched 24-hour news [...]

DSTV evaluates ZBC 24-hour news channel

DSTV is currently evaluating the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) 24-hour news channel, which will see the national broadcaster launch a free news channel for broadcast throughout the SADC region. Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Advertising, Information and Broadcasting Services, told the post-ministerial meeting in Harare on Tuesday that the launch of the 24-hour news channel [...]

NTA obtains rights to air English Premier League in Nigeria

The Nigerian television, the country’s public broadcaster, has acquired sublicensed rights to an English Premier League match per match week. The agreement was negotiated by Integral Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing, a Nigerian sports marketing company, after the rights were sold by Infront. The agreement covers the three-season cycle between 2019-2020 and 2021-22.NTA’s agreement also includes [...]

NAGRA and Openview extend content safety partnership for Openview HD Platform in SA

NAGRA Protect’s Cardless Content Safety will continue to protect the operator’s Openview HD e-tv service and provide an affordable free viewer service for viewers and monetization opportunities for content holders. Nagra announced the extension of its Openview partnership for content protection, who is the leader of direct broadcast live in South Africa satellite TV service [...]

NBA concludes FTA agreement with Etv in South Africa

As part of this deal, Etv will broadcast more than 65 games during the 2019-2020 NBA season on the channel and on its OpenView platform. The NBA basketball league has a rights agreement in South Africa with the broadcaster, e.tv.The rights issue marks the first time since the 1990s that the NBA is broadcast on [...]

MBC to launch a new FTA satellite TV channel in North Africa

The addition of the new channel, MBC5 will bring an enriched cultural and historical heritage to North Africa. It also aims to increase local content production, and so contribute to the promotion and expansion of the industry. According to MBC the launch of MBC5 is expected to benefit the target countries economic development and employment, [...]

StarTimes to broadcast 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup

StarTimes will air the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup until September 15. The extended tournament which will be taking place for the first time in China will bring together 32 teams where Africa is being represented by Angola, Cote dIvoire, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia. StarTimes Regional Marketing Director Aldrine Nsubuga said: We are excited to [...]

Madgoat TV seeks license in Kenya

Dubai-based investor Ricardo Badoer is seeking a commercial free to air television licence for the sports and entertainment channel Madgoat TV (MGTV) which is currently available online and planning to branch out to the competitive local mainstream media. Badoer Investment Limited, which owns local Wazito Football Club, has been streaming the club’s games live on [...]

Azam Tv ends its sponsorship deals with FERWAFA in Rwanda

Azam TV is believed to have ended its sponsorship of the Rwanda Premier Football League, a decision that has come as a huge blow to the league. Azam TV entered into a memorandum of Understanding with the local Football Association (FERWAFA) as a potential sponsor to a tune of $2.35million for five years staring from [...]