GOtv Rwanda to launch Jan 31

Tele 10 and Rwanda Broadcasting Authority, in partnership with MultiChoice-owned GOtv Rwanda, have announced that the GOtv pay-DTT platform will launch in Kigali on January 31, 2014. The GOtv digital terrestrial service is based on the DVB-T2 standard.

“This will help boost capacity to enable us host about 24 television channels compared to eight channels presently,” said Arthur Asiimwe, the RBA chief. “The entry of GOtv presents an opportunity for producers of local TV content, and those willing to start TV stations as there would be more frequencies to host them.”

The GOtv decoder will be priced at launch to include 2 months GOtv Plus subscription. Rwanda’s pay-TV market is currently dominated by Chinese pay-DTT operator, StarTimes, and MultiChoice’s pay-DTH platform, DStv. Currently, GOtv operates in Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe