Category Archives: Free to Air

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 [...]

SES signed 16 new FTA channels in Benin

The Republic of Benin and SES signed a new agreement, which will be providing 16 new FTA channels to viewers. Part of the deal, a number of HD channels will be aired in Benin, which will a first in HD channels, available over Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) across Africa. According to Darius Quenum, Chairman of [...]

Formula One on FTA in MENA for Bahrain Grand Prix

Formula 1 will be back on free-to-air television in the Middle East for Bahrain Grand Prix. Sport’s promoters have guaranteed to stop all illegal streaming around the world, Qatar-based pay-TV BeIN has decided to opt out and to stop paying for legal rights once its 5-year deal is expired by the end of 2018. But [...]

Kwesé Free TV gets terrestrial license in SA

South African people will be able to enjoy a new free-to-air terrestrial television service offering five free channels to viewers, comprising of a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.  Kwesé Free TV, which is 20% own by Econet Group (the parent of Liquid Telecom), is the first free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster to be licensed since e.tv received its [...]

Magical Kenya Open will stream live on Kenya Television Network (KTN News)

The Standard Group PLC has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights as the lucrative European Challenge Tour event official media partner. Part of the deal, KTN News will retransmit the signal via free to air channel across East and Central Africa. KTN News will be the only local television station with express authority to air the tournament. [...]