Category Archives: Pay TV

Fox launches TV streaming service in MENA

Fox Networks is launching a new TV streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa. In a statement, Fox is said to be partnering with the regions biggest broadcaster, MBC, to bring Fox Plus to viewers. The streaming service which is already in southeast Asia and in some parts of Latin Americas will not [...]

StarTimes to air Ballon d’Or 2018 live

Pay TV operator StarTimes will broadcast the 2018 Ballon dOr ceremony on 3rd December when the winner of the annual football award is to be unveiled. The live broadcast of the 2018 Ballon dOr Ceremony is set start at 20:00 GMT on Startimes channel. This year Ballon dOr Ceremony definitely attracts wide attention of footballs [...]

Canal+ launches B2B distribution in Africa

The Canal+ Group announces the launch of Thema Distribution, a new business activity of Canal+ International, in charge of the distribution and sale of audio-visual content in Africa and internationally. The creation of Thema Distribution is part of the Groups strategy to develop African content on all media, and in particular content produced or acquired [...]

StarTimes secures 3-year exclusive media rights for Coppa Italia & Supercoppa Italiana

Africas digital TV operator StarTimes and Lega Serie A reached a 3 years deal for the exclusive all media rights to Coppa Italia & Supercoppa Italiana in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the agreement, StarTimes claims the exclusive rights of the two Italian premier Cup competitions in English, French, Portuguese and African indigenous [...]

StarTimes to dub UEFA Europa League matches in Twi

StarTimes subscribers will be served with Twi commentary in the biggest matches of the UEFA Europa League. StarTimes becomes the first Pay-Tv service provider in Ghana to localize football commentary on TV following the initiative to run Twi commentary over German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 and the UEFA Europa League. StarTimes localized Ghanaian channel, Adepa [...]

OSN brings new seasons of House of Cards, The Last Kingdom, The Gifted across the MENA

OSNs November line-up offers comprise of the most awaited shows of the season. From the highly anticipated new seasons of popular series such as House of Cards final season, which comes to viewers in the Middle East at the same time as the US, to brand new Arabic shows and thought-provoking documentaries-premiering every Saturday. Subscribers [...]

DStv Compact subscribers can now enjoy La Liga soccer

DStv Compact subscribers can now enjoy La Liga soccer matches as it has been added to the package. SuperSport 7 HD that is home to La Liga in South Africa went live yesterday for Compact subscribers. The Chief Executive of SuperSport, Gideon Khobane, declared, The DStv Compact customer has generally over the last few years [...]

Calvo Mawela named Group CEO for newly formed MultiChoice Group

Naspers has officialised the appointment of Calvo Mawela as Group chief executive officer of the newly established MultiChoice Group. A month ago, Naspers has expressed their willingness to unbundle Africas TV operator, MultiChoice. The Pay-Tv operator which beam in approximately 50 countries will be known as MultiChoice Group and Naspers will retain its listing on the JSE. [...]