Tag Archives: Haca

Free to launch Pay-TV service in Ivory Coast

In Ivory Coast, Xavier Niel, the boss of Free, could launch a Pay-TV service before the end of the year. The French operator was supposed to obtain, in early June, a license from the High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication (HACA) to create a bouquet of pay TV channels. To recall, Xavier Niel was personally [...]

BeIN offers arrive in Morocco

BeIN bouquets are now available in Morocco. According to a decision of the High Authority for Communication and Audiovisual (HACA), published in the Official Bulletin of 14 December 2017, BeIN for General Trade & Distribution has been authorized by the regulator to market the beIN bouquet in the Moroccan territory. The contract signed by both [...]

SGM to launch its new generalist channel in 2018

In Ivory Coast, the Société des Grands Médias (SGM), a private company, will inaugurate the new channel, titled Nouvelle Chaine Ivoirienne (NCI). Programs from the new generalist channel are expected to begin as soon as Ivorian digital terrestrial television is launched in 2018.  The promoters of NCI plan to offer a varied catalogue of programs [...]

Ivory Coast to launch tender for private commercial television licenses in May

In the process of liberalization of the television space in Ivory Coast, a tender will be launched in May 2016 to issue operating licenses for private commercial television. The announcement was made by the Minister of Communication, Affoussiata-Bamba Lamine during a press conference.   “As from May 2016, the launching of the call for tenders [...]

Ivory Coast got three more TV operators

Startimes Media Côte dIvoire SA, Akwaba Tele SA and TV-Com Côte dIvoire SA are the three new satellite TV operators that have been licensed in Ivory Coast by the regulator, Haute autorité de la communication audiovisuelle(HACA).   The TV market in Ivory Coast will now allow competition among several actors which has been dominated by [...]