Category Archives: Pay TV

StarTimes expands signal to rural Kenya

Chinese digital television service provider, StarTimes Media, announced major for its digital terrestrial services in Kenya. Signal coverage are now available in rural areas in Kenya namely: Kitui, Garissa, Kapenguria, Embu, Trans-Nzoia and Laikipia. This brings to 33 the number of counties where Kenyans can use StarTimes set-top boxes to watch television. StarTimes Vice President [...]

M-Net to air Game of Thrones Season 6

The TV network DsTV announced that viewers would be able to binge the entire season 6 of Game of Thrones this weekend on M-net. With the much anticipated 7th season of the thrilling epic TV series coming on DSTV in just a few weeks time, the channel just hit big announcing the viewers that they [...]

Kwesé to broadcast UEFA and FIFA leagues

Kwesé Sports, the Pan-African sports TV company owned by Strive Masiyiwa signed broadcast rights for live and delayed matches, programme highlights, on-demand programming and localised review programmes on its free to air and pay-tv offer. The TV network has signed a four-year deal with the UEFA and FIFA to have broadcasting rights for the associations [...]

SuperSport secured FIFA and UEFA football rights in Sub Saharan Africa

SuperSports secured broadcasting rights to air upcoming soccer tournaments namely the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship as well as the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers and the European qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.The rights acquired by the company are for the television, internet and mobile platforms and SuperSports will have the exclusivity in [...]

IROKOMUSIC to launch on Canal + bouquet in French speaking Africa

IROKO, Nigeria’s entertainment company, is set to launch a dedicated, 100% Nigerian music and lifestyle channel on Canal + bouquets. IROKOMUSIC will launch across French Speaking Africa on 20 June 2017, and will showcase Nigerian Afrobeats hits, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel will play music videos from globally renowned Afrobeats [...]

KFCB banned six TV programs on DStv in Kenya

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) banned several children programs on pay TV, DStv and GOtv because they were said to promote homosexuality. KFCBs CEO Ezekiel Mutua declared that the company received too much complaints from the viewers. An investigation has been opened about these allegations, it was established that the kids shows are indeed [...]

DStv to broadcast pop-up martial art channel

New pop-up channel from DStv focusing on martial named M-Net Blackbelt will be available from 15 June to 9 July. It will feature a wide variety of martial arts actions movies. Karate, Kung-Fu and many more Eastern martial arts are to come. Martial art fans will be treated with films featuring the biggest legends like [...]

StarTimes to air the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

StarTimes will broadcast the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup live in its channels ST World Football, channel number 245 and ST Sports Premium, channel number 246.  The tournament will see eight teams competing for the trophy and will welcome the winners of different regional tournaments such as UEFA, CONCAF, AFC etc. It will be fierce, especially [...]

Zee news channel available in Africa via Kwesé TV

The World is One Family (WION), a english news channel owned by the Essel-Group the information channel on Kwesé TV, the pay TV network owned by Econet. WION is the first Indian based network to have a presence simultaneously in the US, UK, China, Russia and Africa. WION is the third channel from Zee to [...]

DStv opened three Premium channels to Compact and Compact plus subscribers

DStv decided to open three of its Premium package channels to Compact and Compact Plus customers this June. The three channels are Comedy Central, Discovery and History with various content at no extra cost.   DStv Compact and Compact plus subscribers will be able to enjoy on Comedy Central: Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle weekdays along [...]