Category: Free to Air

Manoto TV, the well-known Persian-language channel, has completed its switch in SD and HD versions to the Eutelsat 7B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications. Now the channel is exclusive from Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD satellites and EUTELSAT 7B in Europe, Middle East and Iran. Manoto TV is a free-to-air (FTA) channel, headquartered in London and owned by […]

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has revealed the launch of two new channels entitled, Zee Bollymovies and Zee Bollynova, which will be broadcasted on Econet Media’s Kwesé TV over the African continent. Both channels will be available on the multi-platform offering of Kwesé, including linear TV, mobile app and web streaming device. Zee Bollymovies will […]

SABC Sport, the sports channel of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has revealed its broadcast partnership with the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) which is the mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. The pact extends over several years for the African continent. Sully Motsweni, the group executive at SABC Sport, said: “Over the years, SABC Sport has […]

Mega-Choice Digital Network, has officially announced the launch of its new Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV service in Ghana. Being an associate company of Crystal TV which is the first private television network in Ghana, Mega-Choice has signed a deal with Eutelsat Communications, extending over 10 years. Following this, the capacity connected to the African service area […]

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the South African state broadcaster, will be airing the African Cup of Nations football 2017, this year. The competition will be kicking off on 14 January and will end on 5 February in Gabon. To recall, the tournament is also known as ‘Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017’. Considered […]

Econet Media’s 24-hour sports channel Kwesé Free Sports (KFS) is now live in Uganda. KFS is available as a free-to-air (FTA) channel which can be accessed through any FTA set-top box. The exciting programming lineup includes the Copa del Rey, the Premier League, NBA, NFL, Formula 1 and many other leagues.   The sport free-to-air […]

The deal is on between Econet Media’s Kwesé and Discovery Communications. It is a long-term pact for Africa whereby four channels from Discovery Networks will be joining the portfolio of Kwese TV. New content will be available on the platform with the addition of the channels namely, IDX, Discovery Science, Animal Planet and DTX. Joseph […]

The Namibian commercial free-to-air television station, One Africa Television, has confirmed the cessation of its local news production which has been in place for 14 years. Cyril Lowe, the company’s CEO, stated that the cost of local news production cannot be developed further and maintained. This is because of the easy availability of numerous services […]

Econet Media’s Kwesé and ESPN announced a groundbreaking media collaboration in Africa. The deal comes into effect in early 2017 with the launch of an ESPN channel in 19 countries, which is exclusive to Kwesé. ESPN will also produce daily SportsCenter updates for Africa, bringing the iconic sports news and highlights brand to the channel. […]

Econet Media, the entertainment services subsidiary of Econet Wireless, has revealed about its application for a TV license from the Uganda Communications Commission. The company is actually planning to launch a satellite TV service in the East African country and will operate through the Kwese TV brand. Strive Musiyiwa, the businessman and owner Econet global […]