Category Archives: Free to Air

Sharjah TV to air animated series ‘My Dear Children’ in UAE

FUNN, a Sharjah-based organization specialized in media arts learning in children and youth in the UAE, has produced an educational animated series titled My Dear Children, to introduce moral values in children in an entertaining and engaging way. Each of the four episodes, which will be aired on Sharjah TV from September 27, emphases on themes [...]

Silverbird TV to air English Premier League matches following a sub-license deal with Integral in Nigeria

Nigerias TV station, Silverbird Television has secured a broadcast one live English Premier League match per week over the course of the 2020 2021 season following a sub-license deal with Integral. Integral secured its rights in a sub-license deal from the Infront Sports & Media agency, the substantive rights holder for free-to-air distribution rights [...]

SABC seals two-season Bundesliga rights deal

Public-service broadcaster the SABC has secured a package of free-to-air Bundesliga rights in South Africa for the next two seasons. The deal comprises of rights to one fixture per match week for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, alongside additional content in the form of a weekly preview show and the Bundesliga highlights programme. The rights [...]

e.tv to launch streaming service Openview Plus in South Africa

Sevens years following its launch as a free-to-air service, e.tv is planning to extend its Openview satellite-TV offering and to roll out Openview Plus in October as a video streaming service in South Africa. Openview Plus will offer eMedias Openview channels and content as a direct-to-consumer offer through the internet and will probably be available [...]

Reality show ‘A Very Bonang Year’ breaks SABC1’s viewership record in South Africa

SABC has reported that Media Mogul Bonang Mathebas latest reality show had broken viewership records in South Africa. A Very Bonang Year, based in part on her time in the US last year, was aired on SABC1 last weekend, reaching more than 1.8 million viewers. A Very Bonang Year showed Matheba on her global expansion and [...]

SES introduces a Free-to-Air channel to fight the spread of the Coronavirus

Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will have the opportunity to enjoy a free-to-air TV channel via SES (www.SES.com) satellites that are intended to offer reliable, informative content about COVID-19. The channel Fight COVID-19 airs content that is dedicated at offering underserved and rural communities with critical information about how to curb the [...]

Intelsat partners with Mindset Networks to extend educational access in Africa

Intelsat has widened its collaboration with Mindset Network NPC to guarantee that students, teachers and healthcare professionals in Africa have access to free educational television and online content. Intelsat is the operator of the worlds largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, and Mindset Network NPC offers award-winning educational materials across Africa. Intelsat has collaborated with [...]

TVMS secures free-to-air Euro 2020 rights in sub-Saharan Africa

The TV Media Sport agency has seized a package of exclusive free-to-air rights to Euro 2020 across sub-Saharan Africa for the third consecutive time the rights to the European Championships. The rights cover more than 40 territories across Africa and include both Anglophone and Francophone commentaries. A total of 15 live matches are involved in [...]

Educational channel Joy Learning broadcast on Multi TV Ghana

A new TV channel dedicated solely to Joy Learning educational content has been launched on Multi TV. The initiative, which is a partnership between the online learning platform, Wolo and The Multimedia Group, aims to improve access to quality education for secondary school students through simulcast. The Channel launched at the Super Morning Show on [...]