Category Archives: Pay TV

DStv retrieves local FTA channels in Tanzania from its bouquet

A week after the TCRA warned Multichoice Tanzania Ltd against airing FTA TV channels on its subscription list, the company took appropriate measures to abide by the order. The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), announced in a statement that it would suspend the license for Multichoice Tanzania if it kept carrying the FTAs although its [...]

Ugandan FA signs deal with StarTimes

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has bagged a 10-year broadcast and sponsorship agreement with pan-African pay-television operator StarTimes. The $7.24m worth contract includes broadcast rights and title sponsorship of the Premier League and Big League, the top two tiers of domestic club football. FUFA president Moses Magogo said, according to local newspaper New [...]

TCRA plans to suspend Multichoice’s license

Tanzanias telecommunications regulator is planning to suspend the license of Multichoice, owned by Naspers, for continuing to carry free-to-air channels. A notice issued by Tanzanias Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said Multichoice had been instructed in June not to carry the channels on its platform, which continued to do so. While we remain open to constructive [...]

StarTimes provides free viewing this month

StarTimes announced a one-month free access for all its subscribers starting from August 1st to 31st, with the inclusion of Ebony Life TV, ST Nollywood Plus and Fox irrespective of their subscription status. The Chinese pay-TV operator will also cater for a downward review of its Classic Bouquet subscription rate from N2600 to N1,900 in September, [...]

DW joins StarTimes platform

As part of its on-going commitment to bring the best in local and international content, StarTimes is announcing the launch of a new channel on its platform, DW. Produced in Germany, DW is a global English-language channel broadcasting news around the clock. Broadcasts are organized in a rotating schedule of 30-minute news blocks which follow [...]

Kwesé Iflix to kick-off NBA Africa 2018

Africa’s digital pay TV platform Kwesé Iflix has acquired rights to the NBA Africa Game 2018, the US pro basketball league NBAs third game to be played in Africa. The platform, a partnership between African media group Econet Media and Asian SVOD provider Iflix, will broadcast the game live from the Sun Arena at Time [...]

DStv and GOtv to beam FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup live

All 32 matches of the 2018 FIFA U20 Womens World Cup will be broadcasted live on DStv and GOtv and across SuperSports online and digital platforms. The biannual tournament kicks off on 5 August, giving hosts France an opportunity to celebrate a second world football title in the space of two months, following the mens [...]

Fox Europe and Africa, Canal Plus are joining force to shoot ‘War of the Worlds’ Series

French pay-TV Canal Plus and Foxs Europe and Africa are working together on a series adaptation of H.G. Wells classic novel The War of the Worlds. The show will follow the classic alien-invasion story but set the action in the present day. The eight-part drama will start shooting this fall, with Studiocanal and Urban Myth Films on [...]