Author Archives: Shana Rafter

WWE Network streaming service launched in Middle East

WWE Network via its streaming service is now available in the Middle East. Fans can stream all WWE live pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania, on their TVs, game consoles, phones, tablets, computers and other connected devices. WWE Network streaming service will be available at $9.99 per month, and the first month is free for new subscribers [...]

DStv and GOtv to launch new pop up channel TOONAMI

DStv and GOtv has come up with the launch of a new DSTV Pop-Up channel, TOONAMI, the Home of Superheroes Channel. WarnerMedias TOONAMI has existed across Africa for the past three years and targets especially kids between the ages of eight and 12, offering non-stop and 24-hour programming such as DC Comics Batman, Superman, The [...]

Amazon Prime Video offers free children’s content in South Africa

Amazon announced all children’s content from its streaming platform would be available for free during the containment decided by the authorities. In terms of content for those over 14, some shows have also been made available for free by Amazon Prime Video. However, the company said that some programming would not be available in South [...]

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 [...]

MTN to waive mobile money fees in Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has waived the costs of Mobile Money (MoMo) transactions to allow customers to use cashless modes of payment as part of measures to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All transactions will be free for 90 days to avoid cash handling in stores, supermarkets and pharmacies.  MTN stands in solidarity with the [...]