Monthly Archives: March 2020

NHK World Japan to launch on DStv in Nigeria

NHK World Japan will be launched on DStv as a new lifestyle channel in April. The channel, which will air on DStv channel 431 will showcase a variety of arts and culture, current affairs, dramas, documentaries, sport and much more. Were thrilled to have a channel with such a unique content offering join our platforms, [...]

Pay TV broadcasters in Nigeria to decrypt local channels

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has called on all Pay Subscription Broadcasters which include GOTv, DStv, NTA Startimes, FreeTV Platforms among others in Nigeria to decrypt all local channels on their bouquet. In a statement, the NBC announced the decryption will last for a month. Further directives on this shall be issued by the Commission [...]

DStv to launch Easter pop-up channel

DStv is launching a new, pop up channel catering for various Christianity groupings on 9 April. The channel is called Africa Easter channel and is in collaboration with the renowned TBN Africa, DStv Channel 343.  In South Africa alone, there is over 80% worshippers who celebrate Easter, hence different and various Christian denominations will be [...]

StarTimes launched an Educational TV in Nigeria

StarTimes launched a new and unique educational television programme for students and children called Home Schooling which is now live on StarTimes ST Kids Channel. With the new programme, children will get educated while enjoying choice content on the StarTimes television channel. According to a statement: the Home-schooling educational channel will air every Monday to [...]

DStv announced the launch of M-Net Binge

A special pop-up channel, M-Net will be launched via DStv. This new channel will air famous series, documentaries and films all from HBO which will be available both on DStv Premium and Compact Plus.  On M-Net Binge, viewer will be able to enjoy shows like The Newsroom, Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones, The Night [...]

MGM to launch new SVOD service in South Africa

MGM is planning to launch a new film and SVOD service in South Africa which will be part of Vodacoms Video Play Premium. This new service will also be available as an a la carte service.  The new service will draw on MGMs film and TV catalogue with titles including The Hobbit, Legally Blonde, The [...]

Showmax adds live news on its platform

DStv Now announced that 24-hour news channels will be available on its platform to everyone amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic. Showmax confirmed in a statement that BBC World News, CNN, Sky News, SABC News, Newzroom Afrika, Al Jazeera, and Euronews would now also be available to stream live on its platform. Both subscribers and non-subscribers [...]

Africanews now available on DStv and GOtv

Africanews offers content in English and French from an African perspective, including bilingual breakfast show Morning Call. The channel has a team of 50 local correspondents. Africanews will be accessible to DStv and GOtv subscribers in over 40 countries across Africa, including South Africa and neighbouring southern African countries, as well as countries including Nigeria, [...]

Agora Services and Côte Ouest Audiovisuel to collaborate with telecom operators to offer VoD services

Côte Ouest Audiovisuel and Agora Services Group will together develop a video on demand (VoD) platform called Butterfly. According to a press release, Agora Services Group and Côte Ouest understood together that the content without the tool was no more useful than the tool without the content. This is why these two experts have concluded [...]

Fiam WiFi rolls out internet service in Nigeria

Fiam WiFi rolled out its services in Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos Nigeria, after a three-month pilot. The objective of the company is to emphasize on high-density, low-income areas and rural communities to offer affordable and reliable connectivity for the mass market. The Founder & CEO of Fiam Wifi, Akin Marinho specified that Fiam WiFi [...]