Tag Archives: DTH

Mega-Choice introduces DTH TV platform in Ghana with Eutelsat

Mega-Choice Digital Network, has officially announced the launch of its new Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV service in Ghana. Being an associate company of Crystal TV which is the first private television network in Ghana, Mega-Choice has signed a deal with Eutelsat Communications, extending over 10 years. Following this, the capacity connected to the African service area [...]

IPTV subscribers grow 18% across Middle East

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is thriving in the broadcast market across the Middle East with subscriptions growing 17.8% from 1.12 million to 1.32 million in the 12 months to 1Q 2015, according to the latest research from Dataxis. Overall, the pay-TV market increased 7.9% from 5.77 million subscribers in Q1 2014 to 6.23 million in [...]

Nigerian ACTV signs multi-year deal with Spacecom

Newly launched Nigerian Direct-to-Home (DTH) pay-TV company, African Cable Television (ACTV), has signed a multi-year contract with Israel-based Spacecoms Amos-5 satellite to distribute its content throughout the country over Ku-band from the 17° East position. ACTV is primed to become a force of change in Nigerias communications sector and Spacecom is pleased to be their [...]

SA court dismisses ODM’s appeal

The Western Cape High Court dismissed an application by South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three adult pay channels. The court, in August this year, had ordered Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) review its decision to license ODMs adult channels and stands firm [...]

Azam Media launches services in Kenya

Tanzania-based DTH provider, Azam Media, has launched its pay-TV service in Kenya. The pay-TV platform is pitted against major pay-TV operators including MultiChoice, StarTimes and Zuku. The new service will offer 60 local and international channels and will cost KES 870 (USD 9.6) per month. The service has also launched a fully installed Azam TV setup [...]

ACTV to debut in Nigeria on Dec 1

A new Nigerian Direct-to-Home (DTH) pay-TV company, African Cable Television (ACTV), has announced its plans to commence operations on December 1, 2014 offering four packages, namely, ACTV prime, ACTV family, ACTV Family Max and ACTV Premium. The new pay-TV service aims to promote local content in the era of global digital broadcasting. The management also [...]

ODM appeals adult channel ban

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has appealed against the High Courts order which prohibits transmissions of three adult TV channels on StarSat. Earlier this month, the High Court had determined that South Africas media regulator ICASA must review its decision to issue licences covering the three channels- Playboy TV, Desire TV and [...]

RSCC, Romantis create new DTH platform for Africa

Russian satellite operator, Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has joined hands with German satellite capacity reseller, Romantis, to create a new DTH platform covering Africa. In this partnership, Russian telecoms satellite Express-AM6, which was launched on October 21, and German teleport, VicusLuxLink, will allow new and existing broadcasters to launch national and regional TV services [...]

ODM launches Trace Sport Stars, QYOU channels

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), is adding two new channels, including a US-based internet video clip linear TV channel, QYOU, and sports lifestyle channel, Trace Sports Stars, to its satellite pay-TV service in South Africa. The channels will be aired on ODM’s pay TV platform, StarSat, on channels 165 and 250 respectively. [...]

Azam Media partners Kudelski for CI+ CAMs

Tanzanian DTH provider, Azam Media, has partnered with Kudelski-owned conditional access module supplier (CAS), SmarDTV, to deploy CI+ CAMs for its DTH service in Tanzania and other East African countries. Demand for better entertainment channels and programs is on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa. iDTVs combined with modules is a fantastic way to accelerate access [...]