Category Archives: Pay TV

Ghana FC cancels football agreement with StarTimes

The Ghana Football Federation (GFA) has withdrawn a $ 17.9 million deal to get its games covered by the pay-tv operator StarTimes Group.Instead, GFA invited broadcasters and media organisations to make new offers for television and radio rights, with the deadline for submission being 10 December. The GFA offer on the table includes its own [...]

OSN customers lose Discovery channels with immediate effect

Discovery was forced to suspend the broadcast of their channels on OSN platform in MENA. The channels that will go offline include Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Science and Investigation Discovery. Discovery has been a partner of OSN for more than 12 years and proposed several different options to OSN to ensure that subscribers in MENA [...]

DStv launches 24/7 WhatsApp Self-Service

MultiChoice Ghana has launched a battery of self-service platforms to assist customer better manage their DStv and GOtv service during the festivities. MultiChoice Ghana has launched a battery of self-service platforms to help customers better manage their DStv and GOtv services during the festivities. Making the announcement, MultiChoice Ghana Managing Director Cecil Sunkwa-Mills said: “We [...]

OSN will broadcast a documentary about Diego Maradona

The Dubai-based pay TV network, OSN, will screen an exclusively documentary on football legend, Diego Maradona on its entertainment network. The documentary will be based on more than 500 hours of unpublished footage, which will be directed by Asif Kapadia which will showcase the career of the famous footballer Diego Armando Maradona and on how [...]

Series A Premier League & Champions League to air on GOtv

A series of exciting Premier League, Serie A and Champions League matches will be available this weekend on GOtv. Last Thursday, Arsenal had another win while facing Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirate Stadium. The match was broadcasted live at 9:15 pm on SuperSport 2 (channel 32). The 2019-2020 season will be a good start [...]

MultiChoice and Viacom renewed channels agreement

MultiChoice and Viacom have renewed their contract for distribution of television channels broadcast on the African Pay-TV service. The new contract extension means that BET, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV Base, MTV Music 24, Nickelodeon, NickToons and Nick Jr. will remain on DStv in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. The terms of the contract are not [...]

DStv Kenya removes two news channels from Compact bouquet

DStv Kenya removed two popular news channels from its Compact package as part of a reorganization of the channel. Bloomberg and CNBC Africa will now only be available on the Compact Plus and Premium plans, the satellite TV provider restructuring its products.  As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our customers television viewing experience [...]

DSTV evaluates ZBC 24-hour news channel

DSTV is currently evaluating the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) 24-hour news channel, which will see the national broadcaster launch a free news channel for broadcast throughout the SADC region. Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Advertising, Information and Broadcasting Services, told the post-ministerial meeting in Harare on Tuesday that the launch of the 24-hour news channel [...]

StarTimes and Beijing Municipal sealed deal for joint local content production

StarTimes Kenya and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Radio and Television unveiled a joint content development works between Kenyan actors and their Chinese counterparts. The development will feature the first-ever Sino-African reality TV show highlighting deep intercultural exchange while building the local capacity of local creators and content developers. Funded by the Chinese government and [...]

Euronews extends its offer on DStv in South Africa

The Euronews Group has reached an agreement with the MultiChoice group to offer Euronews content to millions of homes in sub-Saharan Africa on the DStv platform. The English edition of Euronews was already available on the DStv platform in many countries in East and West Africa. The new agreement will now allow this global English [...]