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Ghana considers extending deadline for DTT process

The minister of Communication Ursula Owusu-Ekuful declared that Ghana may consider extending the deadline for completion of its digital migration program due to challenges in compliance. According to her, certain developments in the industry may put a strain on governments financing of the supporting infrastructure for smooth take-off the digital migration.   The original funding [...]

Kwesé Free Sports channel now available in Uganda

Econet Medias 24-hour sports channel Kwesé Free Sports (KFS) is now live in Uganda. KFS is available as a free-to-air (FTA) channel which can be accessed through any FTA set-top box. The exciting programming lineup includes the Copa del Rey, the Premier League, NBA, NFL, Formula 1 and many other leagues.   The sport free-to-air [...]

GatesAir and Pinnacle Communications support new over-the-Air DTV service in Nigeria

GatesAir, a global supplier of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, along with Nigerian channel partner Pinnacle Communications Limited, announces the buildout and launch of a turnkey DVB-T2 transmission system serving the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigerias capital city.   The DVB-T2 system supports the switch-on of a new over-the-air [...]

Mozambique to miss the set date for DTT

Carlos Mesquita, the Mozambican Minister of Transport and Communications announced that Mozambique will miss the set date, which is 32 December 2016, between the countries of southern Africa for the transition from analogue to digital transmission. Speaking to Radio Mocambique, the state broadcaster, the minister said that on 1 January, 2017 Mozambique will have about [...]

Bamba TV launched a 24-hour sports channel

Bamba Sport, a 24-hour sports channel which will feature sports news, football highlights and local sports events was officially launched in Nairobi in Kenya. Owned by Radio Africa, the channel will be headed Carol Radull who promised that larger percentage of the station will be assigned to local sports to steer growth. Bamba Sport are [...]

Malawi TV to boost local content

Malawians will soon enjoy home-grown content on their national television channel. Patricia Kaliati, the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Civic Education, is encouraging the television stations o the country to include in their programming, home-grown content so as to enhance the countrys cultural values. According to her, although the number of channels are growing [...]

Fix & Foxi channel soon in Nigeria

Fix & Foxi channel, the children and family channel, owned by German company, Your Family Entertainment (YFE), will soon be launched in Nigeria, by the Suburban Fiber Company (Suburban FiberCo). The channel will be added in the Legend portfolio of Suburban FiberCo and will be available on LegendTV and mobile Legend Lite. Legend Lite is [...]

ShowMax hits 10 million views in less than a year

Not even one year since its launch, ShowMax, the online video on demand (VOD) service in South Africa, has crossed the threshold of 10 million views, with more than 5 million hours of content viewed which equals to more than 500 years if played back-to-back. Available in 37 countries in Africa, ShowMax distributes its services [...]

Kwese to stream live Formula E across sub-Saharan Africa

Great news for FIA Formula E fans residing in the sub-Saharan African regions. They will be served with the auto-racing championship, all track action from every season three race. It is official that Kwese Sports website will be streaming live the competition. The news was revealed after Econet Media sealed the deal Formula E. The [...]

GHOne TV to be launched on GOtv Ghana

Ghanaian will be thrilled. GOtv Ghana has revealed the forthcoming launch of a new channel for its viewers, GHOne TV (owned by EIB network). It will be available on all the packages of GOtv platform, on channel 179.  will proffer and promote local content in Ghana. The arrival of the new Ghanaian channel will add [...]