Category Archives: Free to Air

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 [...]

Openview to broadcast English Premier League in South Africa

Openview has expanded its content by offering live English Premier League matches which will be broadcasted every Saturday. Teams will also include the top six Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, or Tottenham Hotspur. Together with the live matches, eMedia Investments the owner of e.tv, eNCA and Openview [...]

eMedia news channel revamped its brand identity

eMedia Investments is relaunching its free-to-air news offerings as from Monday, 5 August 2019, via e News 8pm and the satellite TV platform’s OpenNews by merging the brand under one banner e.tv news. OpenView viewers can follow e.tv news from 4pm to 7:30pm Monday to Friday on Channel 120 while e.tv viewers can catch up [...]

Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria to air FIFA tournament

Under the terms of the deal, Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) partner networks will be able to broadcast all FIFA football tournaments, including the U-20 World Cup in Poland which concludes soon. Issues with downlink might delay the full coverage of Nigerias Super Falcons in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France added Godfrey Ohuabunwa, acting chairman [...]

Azam media acquired licenses to air local TV channels

Azam media has received operator license to broadcast local channels. According to Azam Media CEO, Mr Tido Mhando, Very soon, the FTAs will be back on Azam decoders. As soon as they are back, one will be able to watch them even after expiry of their subscription fees while the Pay Tv channels will disappear. [...]

AfricaXP launched new bouquet PREMIUM.FREE channels in Nigeria

PREMIUM.FREE launched a new bouquet of 13 channels supplied by AfricaXP and delivered using SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East. AfricaXP is a leading independent African network which is well-know for a wide range of Nollywood partnerships with West African producers.  CEO of AfricaXP, Craig Kelly, says that working with SES has enabled PREMIUM.FREE to [...]