Category Archives: Free to Air

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 [...]

Citi TV in Ghana goes live on DSTV

The Accra-based television station Citi TV will go online on DSTV today. A decision likely to significantly increase its audience to acquire a larger audience share. The DSTV platform operated by MultiChoice broadcasts in 50 sub-Saharan countries, including Cape Verde and Madagascar, and will give Citi TV a much wider reach. A management statement said [...]

GIBA ruled out conditional access for FTA In Ghana

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) welcomed a revised standard for DTT and DTH receivers that makes the conditional access system not mandatory for free channels receptors. The new standard released by the Ghana Standards Authority means that broadcasters licensed by the National Communications Authority to operate in the Free-To-Air category could continue to reach [...]

OpenView offering live Bundesliga matches in South Africa

eMedia Investments and pay TV broadcaster StarSat are pleased to announce a TV partnership agreement that sees eMedia becoming the exclusive free- to-air for the Bundesliga in South Africa for the rest of the Bundesliga’s 2019/20 season. eMedia Investments owns the free e.tv television channel, the Openview satellite platform, and SA’s most watched 24-hour news [...]

DSTV evaluates ZBC 24-hour news channel

DSTV is currently evaluating the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) 24-hour news channel, which will see the national broadcaster launch a free news channel for broadcast throughout the SADC region. Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Advertising, Information and Broadcasting Services, told the post-ministerial meeting in Harare on Tuesday that the launch of the 24-hour news channel [...]

NTA obtains rights to air English Premier League in Nigeria

The Nigerian television, the country’s public broadcaster, has acquired sublicensed rights to an English Premier League match per match week. The agreement was negotiated by Integral Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing, a Nigerian sports marketing company, after the rights were sold by Infront. The agreement covers the three-season cycle between 2019-2020 and 2021-22.NTA’s agreement also includes [...]