Category Archives: Pay TV

‘Hello Mr Right’, new dating reality show to air on StarTimes in Nigeria

StarTimes have announced that Africas number 1 dating reality show Hello Mr. Right will commence in Nigeria. The auditions are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays in Lagos and are opened to both male and female participants who are above 18 years of age and single.  The TV show, currently enjoying massive viewership in other African [...]

African Movie Channel Series return to StarTimes

African Movie Channel has launched the African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) on the StarTimes platforms. AMC Series is a premium 24-hour African entertainment channel, showcasing TV soaps, comedy and drama mainly from Nigeria as well as from all over Africa.  AMC Series viewers will also have exclusive access to various AMC in-house productions like [...]

MultiChoice drops its prices for DStv and GOtv in Uganda

MultiChoice Uganda has just reduced the subscription fees for DStv and GOtv.  The affected packages are; DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family, and GOtv Plus. The subscription prices of DStv Access, GOtv Max, GOtv Value and GOtv Lite remain the same. These significant price drop the various DStv bouquets and GOtv Plus [...]

DStv to broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup

DStv is the only television platform in South Africa that will air the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. While SABC confirmed it could not reach an agreement with SuperSport for broadcasting the tournament.  According to SABC spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu, the cost of the 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcasting rights is not commercially viable for [...]

DStv revises its price in Kenya

DStv announced plan to lower its monthly subscriptions charges at a time when its rivals, mainly online streaming service producers such as Netflix, Showmax and Youtube are offering affordable, available and convenient for many users.  Under the new packages, the Premium customers will now pay Sh7500, from Sh7900, with a total of 127 world 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 [...]