Tag Archives: Angola

DStv suspends two channels in Angola

Angolan consumers woke up to a surprise, Zap DStv cancelled the broadcasting of two of their channels SIC Noticias and SIC International. According to locals, the reasons for the cancellation is that the channels are too critic toward the government, thus pressuring MultiChoice for the interruption of the programmes, and the other is weak audience.  [...]

Multichoice BoxOffice launches in Angola

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has launched the BoxOffice service in Angola for DStv subscribers. The pay-per view service allows subscribers with DStv Explora and HD PVR decoders to rent blockbuster movies for 48 hours. DStv Explora makes available 20 movies at any given moment. Angolan subscribers can rent movies for AOA 500 (USD 4.91) each. DStv [...]

Angola to launch its first satellite in Nov 2016

Angola’s first communications satellite, AngoSat-1, will be launched into orbit in November 2016 to provide telecommunication services throughout the country, announced Aristides Safeca, State Secretary for Telecommunications. This will be the first satellite operated by an African nation and will have a lifetime of 15 years. The project contract was signed in 2009 by Angola [...]

Dreamia brings new channel to Angola, Mozambique

Dreamia, a thematic channels producer for Portuguese and African markets, has launched its action channel, Blast, in Angola and Mozambique. The new channel will be aired for 20 hours a day on regional digital satellite TV provider, ZAP, and will have over 90% of its prime time programs dubbed in Portuguese. Dreamia, a joint venture [...]

Angola to install DTT by June 2017

Infrasat, the business unit of state company Angola Telecom, announced that Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) is expected to reach 117 municipalities in Angola by June 2017 at an estimated cost of USD 386 million. The cost of changing the signal from analogue to digital television was directly related to construction of the necessary infrastructure. That [...]

Trace renews partnership with TVCabo in Angola, Mozambique

France-based entertainment group, Trace, has renewed its partnership with Mozambique and Angola-based cable operator, TV Cabo, to launch its sport celebrity life style channel, Trace Sport Stars. Having renewed its deal, TVCabo will also now carry the French Feed of Trace Group music channel, Trace Urban. The international hip-hop and R&B-focused music channel will run [...]

Nos satisfied with ZAP’s performance

Portuguese telecommunications operator, Nos, said that it was satisfied with the Angolan digital satellite TV provider, ZAP, in which it has a 30% stake. “The operation is very positive, we have substantial net additions in the second quarter and we continue to grow our customer base,” said Jose Pedro Pereira da Costa, CFO at Nos. [...]

Trace brings music to Angola, Mozambique

French music video television network, Trace, has launched a new music channel, TRACE Toca, on MultiChoices pay-TV service, DStv, in Angola and Mozambique this week. The Portuguese language channel is dedicated to afro-lusophone music and is available on DSTVs Bue (Premium), Grande (Compact) and Facil (Access) packages in both the countries. Angola and Mozambique are [...]

Cinemundo to bring movie channels to Angola, Mozambique

Portuguese company, Lusomundo Audiovisuais, announced the launch of two movie channels for distribution in Angola and Mozambique on July 22, 2014. With Cinemundo production, Cinemundo and DStv Pipoca channels have been authorised by the Regulatory Authority for the Media (ERC), in Portugal, to begin broadcasting tomorrow in Angola and Mozambique, through Multichoice. The conditional access [...]

Angolan TV Zimbo migrates to HD

Medianova group-owned Angolan channel, TV Zimbo, has migrated to high definition (HD) with the help of Spanish technology company, VSN, and British systems integrator, VSC. VSNs turnkey solution includes the upgrade of MCR baseband equipment to HD. The VSNNEWS solution covers the complete newsroom and studio production. The media asset management and archive is based [...]