Category Archives: Pay TV

Vice Media and Econet announced a venture for services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Vice Media and Econet, the African telecom and Pay-TV operator, announced a new joint venture, Kwesé Vice, to launch Vice into Sub-Saharan Africa. This announcement came after the launch of Viceland on Econets Kwesé multi-platform network. Viceland will now be extending that launch into South Africa via  Kwesé as part of its ongoing rollout across [...]

DStv and Telkom in Kenya partnered to offer bundled internet to customers

DStv, the leading provider of video entertainment in Kenya and the countrys biggest telecom provider, Telkom, renewed their partnership to give Kenyans more value on their internet and entertainment services.  All customers purchasing a full kit DStv HD decoder, at the start of October, will get a free MiFi router pre-loaded with 30GB Data from [...]

DStv Zambia launched local channels Prime TV and Camnet TV

TNgoza Kasunga-Matakala, managing director of MultiChoice announced yesterday the launching of two new local channels, Prime TV, which is a general entertainment channel and Camnet TV, a Christian contemporary channel on DStv. Prime TV (channel 273) and Camnet TV (channel 274) has been made available on the Premium, Compact +, Compact, Family and Access bouquets [...]

OSN Wavo available for free to du subscribers

Dubai-based telecom operator has made an agreement with entertainment network provider till the end of the year. du signed a deal with OSN to provide its subscribers exclusive content on all-new online and mobile application entertainment platform Wavo, free of charge until end of year.  The application was launched on OSN in August this year [...]

Econet chose Mediaproxy for Kwesé TV

Econet went for a unified broadcast compliance, monitoring and analysis system from Mediaproxy to use for Kwesé TV. By using the Mediaproxy software, Kwesé TV could ensure delivery of its pay-TV service to its consumers in Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia and Kenya. Mediaproxys LogServer, TSAnalyzer and Monwall infrastructure has been deployed at Econets headquarters in Johannesburg, [...]

Ooredoo TV to broadcast Turkish news channel TRT World

Ooredoo announced the launch of TRT World, the Turkish news channel, on Ooredoo tv. Ooredoo tv subscribers can stay up-to-date with all the latest news thanks to the TRT World channel.  TRT World is Turkeys first English broadcasting international news platform. It is available for all Ooredoo tv Essentials subscribers on channel 342, as the [...]

Econet Media seeking licence for Kwesé TV to operate in Swaziland

The Zimbabwean businessman, is seeking a licence for Kwesé TV to operate in Swaziland. Kwesé TV is available in African countries, including Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Nigeria and South Africa. Recently through its website, the TV network announced its upcoming markets which are Malawi, Uganda and Swaziland. Masiyiwa filed an application through the [...]

Kwesé TV to launch three-day prime content pack in Kenya

A three-day subscription in pay-as-you-watch packages will be available for Kwesé TV customers to purchase. A move to aid the company Kenyas highly competitive market. The company said that customers could pay for three-day, seven-day or 30-day passes for its premium content. Kwesé came into the market last year, focusing on sports. The firm is [...]

Pay TV market in Africa reached 23.7 million subscribers

Dataxis latest research sheds light on the steady expansion of the Pay TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of Pay-tv subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million. This represents a quarter on quarter growth of +2%, and a year on year growth of +18%, compared to the [...]