Category Archives: News AFRICA

DSTv Offers a treat to Golf Fans in Ghana

This month, DStv golf fans in Ghana are in for the opening of two SuperSport channels broadcasting the Open Championship, which starts at Royal Birkdale in England this Thursday says Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager, MultiChoice Ghana. DStv Premium customers will be watching the worlds greatest golfers via the world feed on SS2 while the [...]

Football Fans having to look for alternatives following BeIn Sports block in the UAE

In the midst of the current diplomatic issues with Qatar, access to the beIN Sports TV has been obstructed by local UAE providers. Fans expecting the start of the English Premier League season next month will need to find other ways to watch the matches, the kick-off announced for August 12.  BeIN holds the exclusive [...]

Telkom matches LTE post-paid and pre-paid prices

Telkom is matching the pre-paid and post-paid prices for its LTE Smart Broadband Wireless products, to add value for its prepaid subscribers. The LTE data bundles are available to both the new pre-paid customers and the existing Telkom contract subscribers. Attila Vitai, CEO of Telkom Consumer said, We know that some consumers face entry barriers [...]

DSTV Ghana brings down the Zapper HD decoder price

Multichoice Ghana announced a reduction in prices for its Zapper HD decoder. Cecil Sunkwa Mills, the General Manager for MultiChoice Ghana said, We have dropped the HD Zapper decoder price by almost 60% and with the current family holiday season coinciding with fresh kids programmes and international and local series, the return of the international [...]

Etisalat Nigeria soon to be known as 9 Mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved Etisalat Nigerias name change to 9mobile. The new name was adopted after a management meeting of the telecom company last week. Etisalat Nigeria was near collapse after it failed to pay back a $1.2 billion loan it received from 13 banks, back in 2013 which was followed by [...]

John Perlman, veteran journalist, joins eNCA

Perlman will be hosting a new talk show, Under The Skin, which premieres on August 2nd at 9.30 pm on DSTV channel 403. The show will air every Wednesday evenings and viewers can watch the repeats on Thursday mornings. Perlman is bringing his unmatched experience in broadcasting to this interview driven show. Perlman will be [...]

All3Media bags deals in Africa

The leading independent distributor All3Media International has closed a significant number of deals in Africa as two of its key formats, namely, Undercover Boss and The Cube have been proposed for production in Nigeria. A host of finished content is picked up in both pan regions and local acquisitions.  Undercover Boss, the entertainment show where [...]

eNCA opts for LiveU newsgathering kit

eNCA, South Africas news organisation with over 16 million viewers, has chosen LiveUs flagship LU600 solution to extend its breaking news coverage around the country. With South Africas operators rolling out LTE, LiveUs cellular bonded technology offers a high-quality, reliable and cost-effective HD solution for mobile news-gathering.  Sean Thomas, broadcast delivery manager at eNCA said, [...]

Six operators fined in Tanzania for violating SIM registration rules

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority fined 6 telecom operators for violating subscriber registration rules. The violations include operators registering SIM cards with unauthorised identity cards or without taking photos of subscribers as well as registering subscribers whose identification details could not be traced back to the database. According to TCRA, the telecoms were charged with [...]

SABC calls for public participation for its editorial policies

The State broadcaster, SABC, is calling on the public to contribute towards reviewing of the six policies which were implemented in 2004. The company is also inviting the public to contribute in reviewing the 2016s policies concerning the ban on broadcasting violent protests. The move to ban airing of destruction of public property during violent [...]