Category Archives: Pay TV

StarTimes to launch ‘Blood Sisters’ in Kenya

StarTimes subscribers are set to enjoy a new fascinating telenovela series, The Blood Sisters has been launched in August on Novela E Plus channel. The first episode is set to run at the same time every day. The Blood Sisters will be airing exclusively on the StarTimes platform and for the first time in Kenya. [...]

Excaf to complete DTT process in Senegal by the end of 2019

Excafs current interests include two TV stations (RDV and DTV), 16 radio stations, of which the four main ones (Dunyaa FM, Al Hamdoullilah FM, Love FM and Sokhna FM) are in Dakar. Its involvement for the DTT transition came from deploying an MMDS network for pay TV for over 15 years. It seized the contract [...]

TV Azteca sealed content deal with Ten Time in Middle East

TV Azteca International has sold nearly 70 hours of programming, including action series and thrillers, to the Ten Time in the Middle East. Having the opportunity to collaborate with Ten Time, the most important OTT in the Middle East, is satisfaction for TV Azteca, said Berta Orozco, sales representative for Spain, Africa, Asia and French-speaking [...]

StarTimes to broadcast UEFA Euro 2020 in Sub Saharan Africa

StarTimes has secured transmission rights for UEFA Euro 2020 as well as Qualifiers to EURO 2020, UEFA Nations League 2020/21 and European Qualifiers to FIFA World Cup 2022. between 2019 and 2020 for countries across sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, and on all media platforms. StarTimes Sports Director, Shi Maochu said that StarTimes is proud [...]

StarTimes invested $1.9m for new TV channel in Kenya

StarTimes Media is developing a new content in Kenya which will target mainly women with local programs. Rembo TV will be available across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and will have reality shows and has a language policy for its content that is set to ensure that 60 percent, 30 percent and 10 percent of programs [...]

NOW! TV launches on DStv in Botswana

MultiChoice Botswana is pleased to launch a youth-focused channel. NOW! TV is now available on DStv Channel 290 which provides entertainment and local film and television content.  MultiChoice Botswana Managing Director, Katlego Arnone commented: I am excited about this agreement, as this collaboration results in universal access, making NOW! TV content available to all Batswana [...]

Kwesé shut down its Pay TV service in Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Ltd. will shut its African pay-TV unit due to Zimbabwes economic condition and shortage of foreign currency, group Chief Executive Officer Douglas Mboweni said. We regret to announce the discontinuation of Kwesé TV Satellite Service with effect from Aug. 5, Mboweni said in a statement Sunday. The service was offered by Econet Media [...]

DStv launched a WWE wrestling pop-up channel for August

The new WWE wrestling pop up channel is now launched to DStv until the end of December via Channel 128. The new channel will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact subscribers.  However, DStv Family and DStv Access subscribers will get access to the WWE pop-up channel for three weeks until [...]

StarTimes offers free kids channels

StarTimes just announced a week of free viewing for all its kids channels over the holiday period from August 1 to 7. According to the company, this is aimed at entertaining, educating, and providing informative content for children during the holiday period without subscription. Commenting the latest move, StarTimes Public Relations manager, Kunmi Balogun, said, [...]

VSKIT collaborates with StarTimes to launch Nigeria’s TV show, ‘Voice to Fame’

Short video sharing platform, VSKIT has partnered with Digital cable TV, StarTimes, to launch the maiden edition of Voice to Fame, a dubbing competition in Nigeria. The TV show will be available on Sunday. The show will see eight contestants challenging celebrities, for a chance to win a grand prize of N2 million. The Voice to [...]