Category Archives: News AFRICA

M-Net SA analogue broadcasting to be switched off in March

MultiChoice announced that it will switch off its analogue broadcast service for M-Net at the end of March, reports. MultiChoice said it will make an offer to customers depending on what services they currently have and assist them to migrate to digital reception. Relevant digital decoders and equipment will be provided for the installation. The [...]

Mzansi Magic is bringing Project Runway to SA

Project Runway is coming to Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) with a South African touch, with episodes of the designer competition reality show that will be broadcast on the channel from July. The Project Runway format is held by the infamous, The Weinstein Company (TWC) and local licensing versions are shopped by Fremantle Media International’s (FMI) [...]

GOtv switched on in Zambia

MultiChoices GOtv unit in Zambia has restored free-to-air channels on its platform, after Zambias state broadcaster illegally cut the signals of these TV stations 15 months ago. In December, GOtv dropped charges against the Zambia National Broadcasting Corp (ZNBC), Chinas TopStar Communications and the Zambian government. T his was after free-to-air channels, which GOtv had [...]

Multichoice SA Announces Price Increase

Multichoice SA has announced its annual price adjustment effective as of April 1, 2018. The majority of the packages are seeing a price increase with the only exception being the DStv Access and Easyview packages. However, for DSTV Zimbabwe, the price is set to remain unchanged. The spokesperson for DSTV Zim said: While we can confirm that Multichoice South Africa [...]

Telkom Kenya deploys financial resources for 3G and 4G

Today, Telkom Kenya announced a grand promotion that will see 50 subscribers win 50 cars each for the next 10 weeks. The telecoms company decidedly launched the campaign on Valentines Day to commemorate a significant growth in the number of subscriber under its umbrella. As the telco switched ownership to its current largest shareholder Helios [...]

NBC launches DTT in Enugu, Nigeria

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) launched the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) which would enable the nation to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was present at the NTA Enugu premises where the Digital Switch Over (DSO) took place, promised to buy 10,000 set top boxes to be [...]

DSO in Nigeria supported by GOtv

Nigerias Federal Government to roll out DSO project in Enugu and Oshogbo as part of its commitment to transition from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Transmission across the nation. Mr. Ishaq Moddibo-Kawu, the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), said that the preparations for the launch in the two mentioned above states are close to [...]

Revamped programming and rebranding for TV Africa

Ideal Groupe, a major shareholder in TV Africa, rolled out a big re-branding campaign to re-position the station following 13 years of operations under the old management.  The on-air programming was given the refresh treatment as well now seeks to give a new look and feel that will give viewers the best experience with new [...]

DStv and GOtv Nigeria give free subscription to customers

MultiChoice Nigeria, owners of DStv and GOtv pay TV services in Nigeria announced that they are giving free subscription to its subscribers. MultiChoice Nigeria declared that it was offering its subscribers the opportunity to enjoy the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) show for six days without any payment. According to the notice titled Enjoy #BBNaija [...]