NexTV News Africa http://nextvafrica.com Media on the NexTV generation in Africa Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:12:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kwesé TV and Orange Botswana sealed content deal http://nextvafrica.com/kwes%c3%a9-tv-and-orange-botswana-sealed-content-deal/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:58:13 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/kwese-tv-and-orange-botswana-sealed-content-deal/ Kwesé TV signed a partnership with Orange Botswana to deliver video content to Kwese subscribers. The two companies will use Orange’s 4G network to stream content to the customers mobiles and to establish a DTH satellite platform. This streaming will include NBA TV, Viceland, the Premier league and many more of Kwesé catalogue. Lepata Mafa-Nthomola, [...]

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Kwesé TV signed a partnership with Orange Botswana to deliver video content to Kwese subscribers. The two companies will use Orange’s 4G network to stream content to the customers mobiles and to establish a DTH satellite platform. This streaming will include NBA TV, Viceland, the Premier league and many more of Kwesé catalogue.

Lepata Mafa-Nthomola, Orange Botswana’s Director Legal and Corporate Affairs declared: “Botswana have been hungry for rich, engaging content and this partnership enables us to deliver TV into the palm of their hands,”

Orange Botswana launched its 4G network in 2015 and has already more than one million customers. Joseph Hundah, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media said, “As a multi-platform media business we are proud to offer our quality content to Orange subscribers on the move.”

Kwesé TV records indicated that the company spending are around US$ 46 million in Africa for more than 5 years.  

 

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MultiChoice Nigeria denied Pay-Per-View model http://nextvafrica.com/multichoice-nigeria-denied-pay-per-view-model/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:50:11 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/multichoice-nigeria-denied-pay-per-view-model/ MultiChoice Nigeria, the Pay TV service provider cancelled the fresh news about their Pay-Per-View model. The company has demented the rumours that circulated about this news. The company issued a statement “MultiChoice wishes to correct the news currently being circulated and states that at no time was it announced that a Pay Per View service [...]

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MultiChoice Nigeria, the Pay TV service provider cancelled the fresh news about their Pay-Per-View model. The company has demented the rumours that circulated about this news.

The company issued a statement “MultiChoice wishes to correct the news currently being circulated and states that at no time was it announced that a Pay Per View service was about to be launched”

Prior to the Fight between Mayweather vs. Connor “During the briefing, it was clarified that Pay Per View is a pay television service whereby subscribers of a particular television provider can purchase additional sporting events to view over and above their normal subscription package and charges. Furthermore, it was explained at the briefing that this service does not currently exist in Nigeria or anywhere else in Africa at the moment, but is being used in the United States and the United Kingdom” the company explained.

MultiChoice Nigeria announced that if a new service should be created the media and subscribers will be directly informed.

 

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Kenya lost rights for the African soccer Championship http://nextvafrica.com/kenya-lost-rights-for-the-african-soccer-championship/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:45:44 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/kenya-lost-rights-for-the-african-soccer-championship/ Kenya has lost the right to host the African Nations Championship. The Confederation of African Football declared that many delays for the preparation of the tournament due to the actual state of the country. CAF made a decision to take the tournament away from Kenya the executive committee has been assembled to vote a new [...]

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Kenya has lost the right to host the African Nations Championship. The Confederation of African Football declared that many delays for the preparation of the tournament due to the actual state of the country.

CAF made a decision to take the tournament away from Kenya the executive committee has been assembled to vote a new country to welcome the tournament. The host will be announced in two weeks.

Kenya’s preparation was already problematic since the presidential election got nullified and a revote was ordered. Giving the country a political instability problem to deal with.

Kenya is not the only country to be under surveillance by the CAF committee Cameroon is also at risk given its lack of infrastructure to welcome such an event.

 

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OpenView HD to terminate Deen TV broadcast end September http://nextvafrica.com/openview-hd-to-terminate-deen-tv-broadcast-end-september/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:43:53 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/openview-hd-to-terminate-deen-tv-broadcast-end-september/ Deen TV and Open ViewHD have been partner for four years and the partnership is set to end on 30 September 2017, the channel will no longer be part of the free-to-view satellite bouquet. “The decision to discontinue our relationship with Deen TV was made on the back of scheduled commercial discussions between the two [...]

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Deen TV and Open ViewHD have been partner for four years and the partnership is set to end on 30 September 2017, the channel will no longer be part of the free-to-view satellite bouquet.

“The decision to discontinue our relationship with Deen TV was made on the back of

scheduled commercial discussions between the two parties. It’s the nature of businesses such as ours that channels are constantly reviewed, meaning that, from time to time, channels will be shuffled depending on market and commercial criteria.” declared Patrick Conroy head of Platco.

The OpenView HD bouquet is still growing with BBC World News and the eMovies Extra. The platform comports 17 channels with new channels in coming. OpenView HDhas grown its market share by 157% since March 2016.

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DStv Now to be available for MultiChoice subscribers http://nextvafrica.com/dstv-now-to-be-available-for-multichoice-subscribers/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:33:53 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/dstv-now-to-be-available-for-multichoice-subscribers/ MultiChoice to launch is streaming video platform, DSTV Now, for all the subscribers by the end of the year. DStv Now is already available for subscribers to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact. The company’s head of digital media, Graeme Cumming, said that the intention is to launch DStv Now for the lower-priced bouquets by [...]

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MultiChoice to launch is streaming video platform, DSTV Now, for all the subscribers by the end of the year. DStv Now is already available for subscribers to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact. The company’s head of digital media, Graeme Cumming, said that the intention is to launch DStv Now for the lower-priced bouquets by Christmas.

This news comes as MultiChoice said DStv Now has seen a 140% increase in monthly access users in the past 12 months. The most popular channels on the platform are SuperSport 1, SuperSport 2, SuperSport 3 and SuperSport 6 as well as M-Net, KykNet Idols and Mzansi Magic

Cumming said DStv Now has eight million “play events” per month, up 100% on six months ago. Year on year, Web video views have increased by 361%, while app video plays have seen a 264% increase in the same time. More people access DStv Now via the Web than via the DStv mobile apps, he said. This is probably because people want to consume content on bigger screens.

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StarTimes to ink DTT agreement with Sao Tome and Principe government http://nextvafrica.com/startimes-to-ink-dtt-agreement-with-sao-tome-and-principe-government/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:28:34 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/startimes-to-ink-dtt-agreement-with-sao-tome-and-principe-government/ After negotiations began in early September, the Chinese group StarTimes would have reached an agreement with the government of Sao Tome and Principe a few days ago to deal with the country’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. Negotiations focused on financing the country’s technological transition, but it is doubtful that StarTimes also had to [...]

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After negotiations began in early September, the Chinese group StarTimes would have reached an agreement with the government of Sao Tome and Principe a few days ago to deal with the country’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. Negotiations focused on financing the country’s technological transition, but it is doubtful that StarTimes also had to include in the agreement a contract to supply decoders among other clauses.

Pending confirmation by both parties, the first information announces the start of work for the digital migration of Sao Tome and Principe, including StarTimes for next month. The Chinese company should communicate in the coming days on this agreement.

Very interested in the migration of African countries to digital, StarTimes, is looking for agreements to deal with this transition in several African countries. In particular, the Burundian case, which saw a loan of $ 32.6 million granted to the country which entrusted the implementation of the transition project to StarTimes in accordance with one of the clauses of the agreement. The Chinese company had, moreover, faced a lifting shield of the Malagasy media patrons when it had wanted to promote the same type of agreement with Madagascar.

It should also be remembered that StarTimes is in charge of a Chinese project that aims to deploy digital television in 10,000 African villages.

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BeIN secures content with Irdeto in MENA http://nextvafrica.com/bein-secures-content-with-irdeto-in-mena/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:27:14 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/bein-secures-content-with-irdeto-in-mena/ Qatar-based pay-TV operator beIN has cemented its relationship with Irdeto by signing a three-year deal to secure its content. Irdeto will supply its conditional access technology and security for the delivery of beIN’s live sports and entertainment content across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). “As a growing brand providing premium content across the [...]

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Qatar-based pay-TV operator beIN has cemented its relationship with Irdeto by signing a three-year deal to secure its content. Irdeto will supply its conditional access technology and security for the delivery of beIN’s live sports and entertainment content across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

“As a growing brand providing premium content across the MENA region, it’s important that we work to secure the investment that we put into showing high value live sports and entertainment content. In doing so, we can continue to focus on providing the best experience and the latest technology for our customers,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy chief executive officer, beIN Media Group.

Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto said: “Live sports and entertainment are prime targets for online pirates, and beIN is committed to fighting piracy and protecting its business. We applaud beIN’s proactive approach to anti-piracy and protecting high value content – particularly important for live sports with its high costs and extremely limited monetisation window.”

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StarTimes bringing live Italian Serie matches to viewers in Africa http://nextvafrica.com/startimes-bringing-live-italian-serie-matches-to-viewers-in-africa/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:32:06 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/startimes-bringing-live-italian-serie-matches-to-viewers-in-africa/ The famous Pay TV company, StarTimes, will offer subscribers live coverage of the thrilling Italian league matches this weekend. The matches will feature multiple Scudeto winners Juventus hosting Torino at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday while Sampdoria welcomes AC Milan at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.  Commenting on the Serie A games, Brands and Marketing Director, [...]

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The famous Pay TV company, StarTimes, will offer subscribers live coverage of the thrilling Italian league matches this weekend. The matches will feature multiple Scudeto winners Juventus hosting Torino at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday while Sampdoria welcomes AC Milan at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. 

Commenting on the Serie A games, Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said, “StarTimes will not relent to deliver quality sporting contents to its subscribers.” He added that StarTimes acquired the broadcast rights of these sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa, and other league games such as the Serie A, the Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League and Eredivisie, to ensure maximum sports entertainment for subscribers across the globe.

StarTimes is the leading digital-TV operator in Africa. The pay TV Company also owns a featured content platform, with 480 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, fashion and religion.

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Afrostream puts an end to its activities http://nextvafrica.com/afrostream-puts-an-end-to-its-activities/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:29:07 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/afrostream-puts-an-end-to-its-activities/ Afrostream, the video-on-demand service offering exclusively African films and series, announced, on September 13, the shutdown of its services. The company specializing in VOD, long cited as an example for startuppers, makes its sign song after a start in a tornado. Created in 2015 by the Franco-Cameroonian Tonjé Bakang, Afrostream dreamed not only of African [...]

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Afrostream, the video-on-demand service offering exclusively African films and series, announced, on September 13, the shutdown of its services. The company specializing in VOD, long cited as an example for startuppers, makes its sign song after a start in a tornado.

Created in 2015 by the Franco-Cameroonian Tonjé Bakang, Afrostream dreamed not only of African Netflix but also as the main relay in Europe of the products of the African film industry. The start-up had signed agreements with My TF1 VOD and Orange, to name just a few. Its business model and its catalogue, containing more than 2,000 hours of content available on computers, phones and tablets, were not enough to guarantee the survival of a service whose reputation began to assume a global dimension.

“Launching a digital media that required the legal acquisition of film and series rights from major Hollywood studios, American chains and more than 100 African producers seemed to be an impossible mission. The fact that Afrostream could have existed is almost a small miracle in the media industry in Europe and particularly in France, “said the founder of Afrostream in a blogpost.

According to Tonjé Bakang, the survival of Afrostream was threatened by both the insufficient number and cost of the content offered to its subscribers. “For 30 independent series of 2 seasons and 100 independent African or African Nigerian films with subtitles in French, a budget of US$ 2,50,0000 is required for one year of operation. A service like Netflix has nearly 3,000 movies and series but despite this figure, many subscribers find that the choice of content is limited. In order to amortize the annual US$ 2,50,0000, Afrostream needed about 25,000 subscribers, paying a monthly subscription of € 7 without interruption for a year.

In the end, the dream Afrostream has come to shatter on a financial hurdle that nobody would have predicted so much the partnerships and the news of the start-up seemed shining. Meanwhile, platforms such as Iroko TV and Okiki continue their quest for African streaming and VOD markets.

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Olumide Oworu returns on MTV Shuga for new season http://nextvafrica.com/olumide-oworu-returns-on-mtv-shuga-for-new-season/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:19:36 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/olumide-oworu-returns-on-mtv-shuga-for-new-season/ Olumide Oworu, the Nollywood actor, model and rapper, has been announced as a returning cast member for the hit TV drama series, MTV Shuga. Olumide played “Weki”, a HIV positive teenage schoolboy in seasons 3 and 4 will return to excite audiences in MTV Shuga Naija. Olumide stated that it feels great to be back [...]

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Olumide Oworu, the Nollywood actor, model and rapper, has been announced as a returning cast member for the hit TV drama series, MTV Shuga. Olumide played “Weki”, a HIV positive teenage schoolboy in seasons 3 and 4 will return to excite audiences in MTV Shuga Naija.

Olumide stated that it feels great to be back with the amazing MTV Shuga team. He said, “Featuring in seasons 3 and 4 of MTV Shuga was a unique and exciting experience, which afforded me the opportunity of not only working with an array of amazing actors, but also gaining valuable knowledge, while being part of something that can actually change young people’s lives for the better.”

Other returning characters include Tobi, Leila and Princess, played by Timini Egbuson, Jemima Osunde and Sharon Ezeamaka respectively. The MTV Shuga TV drama series branches directly from the MTV Staying Alive Foundation’s aim to promote positive action and behaviour towards sexually related health matters amongst adolescents.

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