Category: General TV

Strict guidelines have been issued by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to all the broadcasters comprising of both radio and television. Local content from Uganda should now be a priority. Prime time programming should consist of 70% Ugandan content alongside the other quotas for distinguished programmes. To recall, the move was introduced earlier, in 2013, […]


Econet Media, has been granted the rights for the purchase of Wava Broadcasting Station (WBS TV) by the Uganda Communications Commission and the Uganda Broadcasting Council. The WBS was owned by Gordon Wavamunno, the Ugandan entrepreneur. The company was actually placed under receivership by Uganda Revenue Authority due to the challenges it was facing. It […]


Selevision, the technology and content provider based in Saudi-Arabia, has selected the Voddler Group for the optimization of subscriber’s streaming experience. The latter is a cloud streaming technology provider and will help Selevision with its peer-assisted technology, VoddlerNet, to deliver the latter’s content to a wider market. The technology to be used, VoddlerNet, is a […]


Voxafrica, the independent pan-African television channel based in London, has newly acquired a multichannel PlayBox Technology AirBox Neo television playout system. It has been empowered by TNP Broadcast, the UK-based system integrator. Howard Rose, the managing director of TNP Broadcast, said: “A system based on the latest-generation AirBox Neo was the logical choice for this […]


Afrihost, South Africa’s leading Internet Services Provider, has chosen Qwilt’s open caching solution to optimize streaming video delivery and improve Quality of Experience (QoE) for its customers. By deploying Qwilt’s Open Cache solution, Afrihost is able to improve QoE for newly launched streaming services in South Africa.   By analyzing OTT video traffic in real-time, […]


Airtel Nigeria, the telecommunications company headquartered in India, has partnered with Trace, the music and lifestyle broadcaster. The collaboration between the two companies will bring the launch of a ‘free to browse’ video streaming and download platform, named ‘Trace Plus’. Customers will be offered seamless exclusive video content which include state-of-the-art music videos, comedy pieces, […]


DStv, the pay-TV platform in Africa, will be offering its subscribers with a free subscription for the month of February next year. The conditions are applied to customers who are already subscribed to any DStv’s packages. It is to be noted that there will be no upgrades and it will be applicable to the users’ […]


The deal has been done. SES, the satellite operator, and Canal+ have inked a long-term agreement. It is a multi-year and multi-transponder framework pact for SES satellite company in both France and Africa. Both parties will benefit with the contract conditions. It represents the volume, extended duration and payment terms. Commenting about the pact, Ferdinand […]


The deal has been done. SES, the satellite operator, and Canal+ have inked a long-term agreement. It is a multi-year and multi-transponder framework pact for SES satellite company in both France and Africa. Both parties will benefit with the contract conditions. It represents the volume, extended duration and payment terms. Commenting about the pact, Ferdinand […]


The sale of Modern Times Group’s (MTG) the free-to-air terrestrial channel, Viasat 1 and Modern African Productions (MAP), to Econet Media Group, has been concluded. All the assets of MTG has been acquired by Econet Media in Ghana, alongside MAP’s operations in both Ghana and Nigeria. With this acquisition, the FTA channel of MTG, Viasat […]