Monthly Archives: August 2018

South African subscribers of Netflix now pay subscriptions in local currency

Netflix users in South Africa will now be able to pay their subscriptions in Rands the local currency. The world leader in video-on-demand has, indeed, announced on August 27 the switchover from its pricing, to the local currency of the rainbow nation, for subscribers of its South African subsidiary. Not only does this decision protect [...]

Homebase TV to beam Obaapa Beauty Pageant

Homebase TV will air a new show called Obaapa Beauty Pageant 2018. The accomplishments made by women in education, intelligence, leadership, independence, commitment to humanity and a desire for peace throughout the country will be the focus and key areas during the contest. The pageant will highlight the inner and outer beauty of the modern woman [...]

Canal+ rolls out new package Essentiel+ in Togo

Canal+ officially launch new package, known as Essentiel+ with 130 channels in Togo. Commenting the launch, the Managing Director of Canal+ Togo, Alexandre Cohen, stated, Based on a survey of our customers, we wanted to improve this package with new channels, namely Canal+ Comédie and Canal+ Action which align with African realities, and Canal+ Sport for [...]

Telkom expands 4G network around Nairobi in Kenya

Mobile operator Telkom Kenya is expanding its 4G network around Nairobi. The telecom company wants to reach more customers by launching a campaign for this purpose. This operation dubbed “Bomba 4G” will invite people living on the outskirts of Nairobi to test the performance of its broadband network. The surrounding areas of Nairobi that now [...]

Discovery to launch new entertainment channel Real Time on DStv in SA

Discovery Inc has introduced a brand-new general entertainment channel for female audiences. Real Time will be broadcasted in South Africa on Monday, 3 September on DStv 155, adapted mainly for customers on DStvs EasyView package. The new channel will also be accessible to DStv customers on the Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium packages. The channel will [...]

OSN Play introduced 24 new live channels for free in MENA

Entertainment network OSN is offering 24 new live channels for free on its platform, allowing viewers nearly 60 live TV channels, 7,000 hours of On Demand content, 400 movies and over 40 complete box sets ready to watch at any given time on any connected screen.  The offer will include BBC First, Sundance TV, Nat [...]

Newzroom Afrika to be broadcasted on DSTV

MultiChoice has declared Newzroom Afrika as the new channel to take over Afro Worldview. The CEO of MultiChoice Calvo Mawela has announced on Tuesday morning, weeks after Afro Worldviews Mzwanele Manyi informed employees not to report to work the next day. Mawela expressed, “I am pleased to announce, ladies and gentlemen, that the successful bidder is Newzroom [...]

StarTimes to air Bundesliga in Africa

The digital TV-operator across Sub-Saharan Africa, StarTimes will broadcast live German football league matches (Bundesliga). Officials of StarTimes announced the offer and indicated that their goal is to provide their subscribers a wide range of league options. The Vice President of StarTimes, Maurice Quansah, stated, I am happy to say that StarTimes has done well by [...]

HAC in Gabon suspends SatCon for 3 months

In Gabon, the High Authority of Communication (HAC) has suspended for 3 months, the television operator SatCon. Authorities blame the company for providing matches of the 2018 football world cup by illegally offering its subscribers the signal of BeIN Sports. This is not the first time that such facts have been blamed on SatCon. The [...]