Category Archives: Free to Air

AfricaXP partners with SES to roll out new FTA bouquet in Nigeria

AfricaXP is a digital content distributor and themed linear channel creator that facilitates synergies between content rights owners and media platform operators, has rolled out Premium.Free, a bouquet of 13 channels that are being offered using SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East. The new bouquet of FTA channels comprises of diverse range of contents from sports [...]

TCRA monitoring FTA local channels in Tanzania

Tanzania Communications regulatory Authority is currently collecting information from viewers regarding payments to have access to free to air local channels by MultiChoice Tanzania Limited (DStv), Azam Media Limited and Simbanet (Zuku) which is against the law. Following the direction of TCRA to inform decoder subscribers to remove free to air local channels which include [...]

SABC bags English Premier League deal

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has declared that it will now air English Premier League live matches, starting with this weekend’s London derby between Arsenal and West Ham United. The public broadcaster said it will increase its soccer offering on Saturday afternoons with SABC1 airing live matches from the local Premier Soccer League and [...]

SABC1 to launch new programming line-up and content

SABC1 is introducing a new programming line-up and content following the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with some new drama and reality shows, new seasons of local series, and some scheduling changes like a dedicated Sunday night local drama miniseries slot. “We will be introducing a slate of brand-new shows, new seasons, as well as revamped [...]

South African Public FTA appoints new CEO and CFO

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) appointed Madoda Mxakwe as its new group chief executive officer (GCEO) and Yolande van Biljon as its chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment of the GCEO is effective from 1 July 2018 and the CFOs appointment is effective from Monday, 25 June 2018. Mxakwe brings to the SABC a [...]

Private TV channel ENN in Ethiopia stop broadcasting

Ethiopias private television channels: Ethiopian News Network (ENN) might have to pull the plug off. The executives of the TV station have spoken to all of its 115 employees at an arranged gathering last Friday and used it as an opportunity to explain the troubles of the company. Founded by an Ethiopian-Canadian journalist, Benyam Kebede [...]

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation set to air security service channel

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) says it will soon launch a security services channel as part of a cocktail of programmes planned for digital television broadcasting. ZBC chief executive officer, Patrick Mavhura told hundreds of content producers in Beitbridge that the security channel will be introduced alongside other channels such as wildlife, our country and [...]

Public broadcaster in Morocco bags the broadcasting rights for 22 international sports events

Morocco public broadcaster Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) has obtained the green light for the broadcasting rights for 22 international sports events held at the 2018 World Cup, said Arryadia TV Wednesday on twitter. The initiative comes as the state-owned television network concluded an agreement with beInSPORTS North Africa and the Middle [...]

SABC rebrands SABC News TV programs

The South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC) declared that SABC News is reimagining and rebranding its programming across its television, radio and online platforms. These changes are to keep up with the fast-evolving broadcast environment and emerging digital opportunities. The broadcaster hopes that this move will position SABC News as a premium source of news in South [...]