NexTV News Africa http://nextvafrica.com Media on the NexTV generation in Africa Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:02:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ZTE wakes up again in South Africa http://nextvafrica.com/zte-wakes-up-again-in-south-africa/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:02:29 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/zte-wakes-up-again-in-south-africa/ After suspending operations around the world following a ban by the US government, ZTE South Africa is back in business, the Chinese telecommunications equipment company said on Monday. “The recent US ban led to the corporation suspending business operations across the globe including in South Africa,” it said. ZTE reached a settlement with the US department [...]

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After suspending operations around the world following a ban by the US government, ZTE South Africa is back in business, the Chinese telecommunications equipment company said on Monday.

“The recent US ban led to the corporation suspending business operations across the globe including in South Africa,” it said. ZTE reached a settlement with the US department of commerce on 7 June, with the “denial order” against it lifted on 15 July.

“The company has implemented all of the compliance requirements and was operating within hours of the lifting of the ban, at full capacity, with a brand-new board of directors and global executive management team,” it said in Monday’s statement.

“ZTE confirms that research and development, under the guidance of the denial order, did not impact R&D schedules or future business. Moreover, ZTE and all its South African customers and alliance partners have resumed full business activities.” 

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Fly TV Ghana cited for unauthorized EPL broadcast http://nextvafrica.com/fly-tv-ghana-cited-for-unauthorized-epl-broadcast/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:01:17 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/fly-tv-ghana-cited-for-unauthorized-epl-broadcast/ Multichoice and SuperSport initiated a case against Fly TV at the Commercial Court in Accra for the unauthorized broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup 2018, the PL and other television content rights violations. On June 20, this year, the High Court placed an injunction order against Nour Vision Ltd, stopping them from airing of the football [...]

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Multichoice and SuperSport initiated a case against Fly TV at the Commercial Court in Accra for the unauthorized broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup 2018, the PL and other television content rights violations.

On June 20, this year, the High Court placed an injunction order against Nour Vision Ltd, stopping them from airing of the football matches and the station subsequently stopped the broadcasts in compliance with the court order.

With the start of the EPL on 10 August 10, Fly TV began airing the EPL football matches despite the pending injunction application which had not been moved because of their repeated pleas for adjournments.

SuperSport Africa holds rights to major sports events including FIFA World Cup, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Europa League, and Champions League which are distributed by Multichoice Ghana through the DStv and GOtv platforms across Sub Sahara Africa.

Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager of MultiChoice Ghana said they will continue to collaborate with the necessary authorities to protect their content from illegal broadcasting/re-broadcasting.

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Court stops DSTV from raising fees http://nextvafrica.com/court-stops-dstv-from-raising-fees/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:58:53 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/court-stops-dstv-from-raising-fees/ A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday restrained Multichoice Nigeria Limited from going ahead with its recent decision to increase the subscription tariffs for DSTV, its satellite cable television service providers. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had granted the authority for the Council to initiate the suit under [...]

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday restrained Multichoice Nigeria Limited from going ahead with its recent decision to increase the subscription tariffs for DSTV, its satellite cable television service providers.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had granted the authority for the Council to initiate the suit under Section 10 and 16 of the Consumer Protection Council Act, Cap c25, LFN 2004.

In his order, the judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, said the interim injunction restrains Multichoice Nigeria or its agents and representatives from continuing the implementation of any increase in subscription rates or price review policy imposing increased charges and costs on the consumers pending the determination of the motion on notice.

Besides, the court also restrained DSTV from further carrying on or continuing any conduct or activity which interferes with or has effect of circumventing the outcome of ongoing investigations by the CPC into the company’s compliance or non-compliance with the February 16, 2016 order pending the determination of the motion on notice.

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Liquid Telecom partners with Sigfox to build IoT network in Kenya http://nextvafrica.com/liquid-telecom-partners-with-sigfox-to-build-iot-network-in-kenya/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:05:37 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/liquid-telecom-partners-with-sigfox-to-build-iot-network-in-kenya/ Liquid Telecom Kenya, the fiber optic connectivity provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Sigfox, a company specializing in the provision of IoT services and networks, to build an Internet of Things (IoT) network. , in the country. The ceremony was held on August 16, 2018, in Nairobi, on the sidelines of the first day [...]

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Liquid Telecom Kenya, the fiber optic connectivity provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Sigfox, a company specializing in the provision of IoT services and networks, to build an Internet of Things (IoT) network. , in the country. The ceremony was held on August 16, 2018, in Nairobi, on the sidelines of the first day of the summit on the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in East Africa.

New base stations will be built for the new IoT network, whose ambition is 85% coverage of the national territory. They will be connected to the fiber optic network of Liquid Telecom to ensure a reliable service.

Through the IoT network undertaken by Liquid Telecom, the company wants to capture the potential business opportunities of the government’s “Big Four Agenda”, the growth program backed by the four pillars of agriculture and manufacturing. , health and housing.

Liquid Telecom would, indeed, want to introduce Internet and digitization in the sectors of agriculture, fishing, livestock, transport and logistics, utilities and energy, heavy industries, retail, banks and insurance, smart cities, etc.

Joel Muigai, Head of IoT Strategy at Liquid Telecom Kenya, said the company will build a network “that will allow us to connect anything. This network will allow Kenyans to develop their own home solutions for the many socio-economic and commercial challenges they face”.

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Inwi Morocco launched 4.5G http://nextvafrica.com/inwi-morocco-launched-4-5g/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:30:21 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/inwi-morocco-launched-4-5g/ The mobile phone operator Inwi, of the Moroccan group Al Mada, has just hit a big blow in Morocco by launching the 4,5G, premises to the network of the future that is the 5G. With this new technical configuration, the telecom company can now offer its subscribers a download speed of 1Gbps. In practice, Inwi [...]

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The mobile phone operator Inwi, of the Moroccan group Al Mada, has just hit a big blow in Morocco by launching the 4,5G, premises to the network of the future that is the 5G. With this new technical configuration, the telecom company can now offer its subscribers a download speed of 1Gbps. In practice, Inwi explains that with this bit rate, a subscriber can “for example download a 26 Gigabit 4K film in less than 30 seconds”.

To achieve this network performance, the telephone company relied on the expertise of the Chinese technology company Huawei. The latter has endowed it with “the MIMO 4X4 massive multiplexing technique and next-generation network functionalities”. It is a system used in wireless networks and mobile networks based on multiple antennas, both at the transmitter and the receiver, and for longer-range data transfer with higher throughput.

According to Fadoua Bettioui Laroussi, the planning and performance director of Inwi, this innovation will enable “individuals and businesses to benefit from a speed equivalent to optical fiber with the flexibility of mobility”. Beyond the simple entertainment, Inwi said that its 4.5G will also make a reality of “telemedicine in health centers, distance learning and many other applications.”

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NBC summons artists to produce contents within the provisions of the broadcasting Code http://nextvafrica.com/nbc-summons-artists-to-produce-contents-within-the-provisions-of-the-broadcasting-code/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:21:55 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/nbc-summons-artists-to-produce-contents-within-the-provisions-of-the-broadcasting-code/ According to The Guardian Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) have restated its vow to sanction media outfits, particularly TV and Radio stations that have continued to offend its directive against the airing of vulgar and indecent music lyrics in spite of verbal and written warnings. The Director General of the Commission, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo [...]

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According to The Guardian Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) have restated its vow to sanction media outfits, particularly TV and Radio stations that have continued to offend its directive against the airing of vulgar and indecent music lyrics in spite of verbal and written warnings.

The Director General of the Commission, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu made this known yesterday, while calling on artistes to produce broadcast versions of their works for easy use by to broadcast stations without contravening the provisions of the broadcasting Code.

Kawu stated that in other climes, artistes produce content in at least two versions, the broadcast version, which follows broadcasting guidelines is deemed ‘fit for broadcast’ and made available on broadcast stations and outlets, while the original version is still available through private channels not regulated such as on music streaming services or at private events.

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DStv Now apps now accessible to more devices http://nextvafrica.com/dstv-now-apps-now-accessible-to-more-devices/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:59:27 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/dstv-now-apps-now-accessible-to-more-devices/ MultiChoice has launched three new apps for its DStv Now streaming service, for Apple TV, media players running Android TV and Samsung smart TVs. The pay-television operator said on Wednesday that the new apps are designed for a “lean-back experience”. DStv Now was launched in 2014 and was originally designed as a mobile-first product, with apps [...]

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MultiChoice has launched three new apps for its DStv Now streaming service, for Apple TV, media players running Android TV and Samsung smart TVs.
The pay-television operator said on Wednesday that the new apps are designed for a “lean-back experience”.
DStv Now was launched in 2014 and was originally designed as a mobile-first product, with apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. “Over time, however, new usage cases have emerged such as providing an easy way get all DStv’s content onto TVs not connected to a decoder,” the company said.
“The idea when we launched DStv Now was to give DStv subscribers a way to catch the big game and their favourite shows while away from home,” said MultiChoice South Africa chief operating officer Mark Rayner.
“What’s surprised us is how popular it’s also been as a method of getting DStv content on to other TVs around the home. By adding these new apps, we’ve made that process a whole lot easier and more convenient — no fussing with cables or casting, and no decoder needed.”
DStv Now is available free to all DStv subscribers, with the specific content available linked to the customer’s DStv package. Two different streams can be viewed on separate devices simultaneously.

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Star Life new channel for the South African audience http://nextvafrica.com/star-life-new-channel-for-the-south-african-audience/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:52:25 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/star-life-new-channel-for-the-south-african-audience/ Star Life – the brand-new HD lifestyle channel that is launching on DStv, GOtv and Openview on 27 August, 2018.  Star Network has announced that the new channel, which has been created exclusively for African audiences, will be a 24/7 English language channel showcasing a fusion of the very best family dramas, celebrity dance shows [...]

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Star Life – the brand-new HD lifestyle channel that is launching on DStv, GOtv and Openview on 27 August, 2018. 

Star Network has announced that the new channel, which has been created exclusively for African audiences, will be a 24/7 English language channel showcasing a fusion of the very best family dramas, celebrity dance shows and blockbuster movies from Star’s famed library of A-List Bollywood movies, adapted in English for local audiences.



Star Life is appealing to a broader audience and brings to Africa extraordinary journeys of ordinary people, progressive storylines, inspirational characters and compelling dramas – produced to the highest international production standards. 

Gaurav Jandwani, Senior Vice President & Business Head UK/Europe & South Africa, Star Network says: “At Star, we believe in creating stories for the world, stimulating imagination and showcasing the limitless power of ordinary people. We have seen the need for quality Indian crossover entertainment and with Star Life, we are proud to bring to Africa, engaging programming, in English, which will leave our viewers inspired, rejuvenated, moved and delighted. We are delighted to partner with DStv and Openview, the best platforms in the region, making Star Life the most widely available channel in its genre in southern Africa.”



South African audiences will have the channel available in High Definition but DStv viewers outside of South Africa will only receive the channel in standard definition. Star Life will be available on DStv Channel 167, GOtv Channel 23 and Openview Channel 110.

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Netflix announces broadcast of its documentary on the City of Joy in DRC http://nextvafrica.com/netflix-announces-broadcast-of-its-documentary-on-the-city-of-joy-in-drc/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:44:35 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/netflix-announces-broadcast-of-its-documentary-on-the-city-of-joy-in-drc/ Netflix will broadcast on September 7 “City of Joy”, a documentary about a center eponymous welcoming women survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC. The information has just been provided by a press release from the American giant video-on-demand. The documentary is based on the improbable friendship that develops between the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege [...]

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Netflix will broadcast on September 7 “City of Joy”, a documentary about a center eponymous welcoming women survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC. The information has just been provided by a press release from the American giant video-on-demand.

The documentary is based on the improbable friendship that develops between the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege (photo), nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016, Eve Ensler, author of the Vagina Monologues, and a charismatic Congolese rights activist. humans. The film will follow their fight for the creation of a safe haven for women survivors of the atrocities of war.

The launch of this film comes as Netflix begins to have a more stable audience on the African continent. We can therefore expect the American company to launch more and more original content targeting the continent.

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SABC signs deal with MultiChoice to air on DStv http://nextvafrica.com/sabc-signs-deal-with-multichoice-to-air-on-dstv/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:13:42 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/sabc-signs-deal-with-multichoice-to-air-on-dstv/ The SABC’s 24-hour news channel will continue being aired on DStv after the public broadcaster reached an agreement with MultiChoice. In a joint statement between the SABC and MultiChoice‚ the two parties said the deal also meant that SABC Encore‚ which flights old content previously aired by the public broadcaster on its free-to-air channels‚ will [...]

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The SABC’s 24-hour news channel will continue being aired on DStv after the public broadcaster reached an agreement with MultiChoice.
In a joint statement between the SABC and MultiChoice‚ the two parties said the deal also meant that SABC Encore‚ which flights old content previously aired by the public broadcaster on its free-to-air channels‚ will also continue to be broadcast on DStv.
“The agreement follows extensive discussions between the parties‚ as the previous contract is set to expire. SABC and Multichoice believe that this agreement will give their relationship a new start‚” reads the statement.
SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe said he welcomed the agreement as it would bring certainty and clarity to the public broadcaster’s staff.
“The board and management of the SABC are satisfied that the agreement meets both the commercial and governance needs of the SABC. The SABC looks forward to delivering high-quality channels into the future‚” he said.
MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela said his company has a longstanding relationship with the SABC and was happy to have reached an agreement.
The announcement comes as MultiChoice is yet to make an announcement regarding a new channel to take over the spot that was previously allocated to the formerly Gupta-owned ANN7. 

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