Monthly Archives: September 2018

TCRA monitoring FTA local channels in Tanzania

Tanzania Communications regulatory Authority is currently collecting information from viewers regarding payments to have access to free to air local channels by MultiChoice Tanzania Limited (DStv), Azam Media Limited and Simbanet (Zuku) which is against the law. Following the direction of TCRA to inform decoder subscribers to remove free to air local channels which include [...]

MTN Group’s telecoms operating licence will be renewed in Uganda

Uganda Communications Commission will re-establish the operating licence of the local unit of South African telecom company MTN Group. The re-establishment comes with new stringent terms. MTN Uganda is the largest telecom company in Uganda, with 11.2 million subscribers. It was launched in Uganda in 1998 after obtaining a 20-year operating license which was due [...]

iflix offers Trace Urban and Trace Sports Stars for free

SVOD platform Iflix has agreed a partnership with TRACE, a youth media afro-urban entertainment channel, to provide two of its channels for free to iflix users worldwide. This collaboration is aimed for iflixs younger audience. The two premium channels available on iflix are TRACE Urban and TRACE Sports Stars. TRACE Urban is an international urban [...]

Showmax free of charge for DStv Premium subscribers

Showmax is now available for free for DStv Premium subscribers. No other important changes were made, barring bug fixes and stability developments stated in the apps change log. Showmax is currently priced at 6.95 USD (R99) per month. According to MultiChoice, DStv Premium customers will be able to access Showmax via the DStv Now app, [...]

New local reality show soon available on A+E Networks’ Lifetime

A+E Networks’ Lifetime (DStv 131) will introduce a new local reality show, Love at Second Swipe available as from 25 October at 20:00. Love at Second Swipe will feature Pabi Moloi as the presenter consisting of a style expert, makeup guru, hairdresser and a life coach to help participants find love with their new look. The [...]

Disney Africa to roll out Mickey the True Original Campaign in SA

Disney Africa will launch Mickey the True Original campaign in honour to the nine decades of Mickey Mouse, his legacy, personality and position as a pop-culture icon.  The 18 November 2018 symbolises 90 years since appearing in Steamboat Willie in November 1928, a series of global festivities will happen this year and South Africa is no different.  The campaign [...]

Tigo introduced 4G+ in Tanzania

Mobile operator Tigo Tanzania introduced the 4G+ network promising data customers “an ultra-fast digital experience”. The Chief Technical and Information Officer of Tigo, Jerome Albou, said, “The launch of 4G+ is in line with Tigo’s transformative journey and the company’s objective of offering customers the best digital experience.” Tigo subscribers with a 4G+ enabled smartphone [...]

Multichoice is planning a DStv streaming service possibly in 2019

According to PwC, South Africa faced an eventful year at the political and macroeconomic level in 2017 but emerged early in 2018 with a new president viewed as market-friendly and vowing to overhaul the economy. As anticipated, TV and video will be significant drivers of consumer revenue, PwC declared. Internet videos success continues to grab [...]