Tag Archives: Pay-TV

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 [...]

Kenyan pay-TV broadcasters wage legal war against local broadcasters

Kenyan pay-TV operators, GOtv and StarTimes, have decided to take legal action on Kenyan media houses- Nation Media group, Standard Group and Royal Media Group after the local broadcasters aired adverts advising viewers not to purchase the pay-TV operators’ digital set-top boxes. In a television advert, the local broadcasters alleged that GoTV and StarTimes have [...]

Canalsat to broadcast Nollywood TV

Vivendi-owned French pay-TV operator, Canal Plus, has entered an agreement with distributor of themed and ethnic TV channels, Thema, to broadcast the African fiction TV channel, Nollywood TV, for the first time on satellite. Nollywood TV will be broadcast on Canalsat, channel 39, via satellite, ADSL and on the web. The channel will be available [...]

StarSat moves to Supreme Court to resume adult channel broadcasting

ODM-owned pay-TV provider, StarSat, has approached the South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal after the Western High Court ruled against the broadcast of adult content in November last year. StarSat is once again airing its standalone adult channels – Playboy TV, Desire TV and Private Spice – while its appeal is being considered. The pay-TV [...]

StarSat bags football broadcasting rights

On Digital Medias (ODM) satellite pay-TV platform in South Africa, StarSat, has bagged the exclusive production and broadcasting rights for the Turkish Airlines Friendship Cup between German Bundesliga giants, VfL Wolfsburg, and local club Ajax Cape Town. We are also pleased to announce that not only will we be producing the Wolfsburg games live in [...]

OSN strengthens roster with more shows, series

Middle Eastern pay-TV provider, OSN, plans to offer 45 new shows and over 70 new series this year while OSN Movies HD will be bring 50 movies each month including some of the most anticipated blockbusters. In 2014, almost every box office movie premiered on OSN within 3 months of its theatrical release and we screened [...]

DStv selects EBS for EPG management

MultiChoie-owned digital satellite pay-TV platform, DStv, has selected EBS, an EPG service provider, to enhance its services for the operator. The new services include, proofreading, editing and scheduling of EPG data for a number of Portuguese channels including- DStv Kids; DStv1; DStv Pipoca; Cinemundo; Trace Toca; TIM; CMTV; So Novelas and TLN, which are broadcast [...]

Yahlive to eye pay-TV broadcasters this year

UAE-based satellite operator, Yahlive, may target to have pay-TV broadcasters on its platform in 2015. We havent yet finalised any new deals on a paid platform, but theres a lot of discussion about adding a paid platform. At the moment all our customers are free to air, said Sami Boustany, CEO of Yahlive. This isnt [...]

Canal Plus broadcasts NBA games in Africa

Vivendi-owned French pay-TV operator, Canal Plus, is broadcasting US basketball games from the NBA on its Canal Plus and Canal Plus Sport channels in around 20 African countries including Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon, since January 1 this year. Three matches are programmed for the first day, including two pre-recorded games. During the rest of [...]