Category Archives: Pay TV

Pay TV to reach 37 million in SSA in 2023

Dataxis latest research highlights the steady rise expected in Pay TV numbers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). While TV penetration will continue to grow to reach around 46 % of total households, Pay TV offers are forecasted to increase their reach in African homes with more than 37 million subscribers in 2023. The market will remain [...]

MultiChoice SA maintains DStv Explora price slash

MultiChoice is offering its DStv customers the opportunity to take control of their viewing experience with the DStv Explora at a discount of up to 64% on the Explora decoder and subscription bundles. The offer which began on 9 March remains valid till 31 March and is open to new and existing customers. DStv Explora [...]

StarTimes Subscribers to have free upgrade on Bouquets in Africa

StarTimes, pay TV Company, is offering a free upgrade on all its bouquets for subscribers on the antenna and Dish platform for the upcoming Easter celebration. According to the company, the promotion is to create awareness for content on higher bouquets during and after the Easter holiday. Explaining further, Qasim Elegbede, the Brand & Marketing [...]

Azam TV to launch in Zimbabwe

The Tanzanian Bakhresa Group of Companies is bringing Azam TV to Zimbabwe. The Bakhresa Group of Companies is owned and chaired by one of the wealthiest Tanzanians: Said Salim Bakhresa. The group of companies has dabbled their trade in food products, road transport services, and media among other things. Azam TV started broadcasting in 2013 and right [...]

StarTimes introduces pay-per-day and pay-as-you-watch services in Nigeria

A new and exciting viewing experience is here for consumers of pay television (pay-TV) services in Nigeria. With the introduction of pay-per-day or pay-as-you-watch service by StarTimes, the latest entrant into the pay-TV market has warmed itself into the hearts of subscribers. This market strategy, which targets low income subscribers, may have ignited a fresh [...]

DStv Now supported by official Android TV boxes

The DStv Now application is only supported on Google-certified Android TV boxes, meaning viewers who use unofficial Android devices could have issues accessing the app. The DStv Now app no longer works on certain Android media boxes, following a version update. DStv Now app automatically blocks streaming on uncertified devices, which are relatively common in [...]

OSN MENA to telecast ICC World Cup Qualifiers

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that qualification matches for the ICC World Cup will be broadcast live for the first time. OSN will broadcast the tournament in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), while Super Sport is the exclusive broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa. The coverage will be complemented by six minutes per [...]

Eutelsat, Blue Ant Media and iKO Media Group join forces to broadcast channels in MENA

Eutelsat one of the world’s leading satellite operators, international content producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media and iKO Media Group, a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, partnered up to distribute two HD channels, ZooMoo and Love Nature HD, as well as Love Nature 4K (Ultra HD), across the MENA region. ZooMoo [...]

DStv Compact users to get massive Showmax price reduction in SA

MultiChoice is making streaming service more affordable to the DStv Compact users, after waiving the fee for Showmax for DStv Premium subscribers. Towards the end of 2017, DStv delighted their Premium subscribers as it announced that streaming service Showmax would now be part of their package for free. DStv has announced that its Compact and [...]