Category Archives: Pay TV

MultiChoice partners with One Africa Global Foundation to air ‘Hope for Africa’ Concert

MultiChoice and One Africa Global Foundation have joined forces for the broadcast of the Covid-19 Hope for Africa Concert. The concert is part of the Foundations efforts to support the fight against the novel coronavirus which is still devastating Africa and the rest of the world. The Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, stated [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria renewed BBNaija season 5

MultiChoice will again broadcast Big Brother Naija Season 5 on DStv. The fourth season of Big Brother Naija was first produced in Nigeria with three seasons done in South Africa. John Ugbe, MultiChoice Nigeria CEO, says “Big Brother Naija has been widely regarded as one of Africa’s biggest entertainment exports, being the biggest showcase of Nigeria’s [...]

BeIN launches new content lineup for Eid Al Fitr in MENA

BeIN will introduce a new programme schedule for its audience across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) including popular dramas, movies, childrens programming, cookery shows, and more for the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the start of Eid Al Fitr. Dedicated contents for all ages and interests will be available on [...]

DStv offers free online learning Udemy courses in SA

MultiChoice South Africa will offer free access to 600 Udemy online courses until 31 July. US-based Udemy is supported financially by MultiChoices former parent company, Naspers. The free courses are accessible through the DStv app. Furthermore, all active DStv Premium subscribers will receive a US$5 voucher via e-mail to use on any of Udemys paid-for [...]

StarTimes welcomes a new partner to boost online learning in Kenya

StarTimes along with The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) have joint forces to boost online learning in Kenya due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In a statement, Andy Wang, StarTimes Kenya CEO announced its collaboration with KICD through an approved curriculum by ensuring students currently at home can continue learning via StarTimes platforms. “We have [...]

Canal+ and WarnerMedia introduce two channels in Rwanda

Canal+ along with WarnerMedia have announced the launch of Cartoon Network and TNT in Rwanda which will air as from May 19.The two channels will be made available to local subscribers to Canal+s existing Les Bouquets Canal+ pay TV offerings. Guillaume Coffin, VP Head of Commercial and Business Development Turner France, Africa & Israel commented [...]

StarTimes announced partnership with SPI International

SPI/FilmBox signed a new agreement with StarTimes for the expanded distribution of Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) and Gametoon in Africa. The agreement builds on an existing distribution deal covering Filmbox Africa and Fashionbox on StarTimes. Gametoon and TDC are being broadcast in English and Turkish, respectively. TDC will also air with English subtitles. TDC, which [...]

Bundesliga returns on StarTimes

The German football league, the DFL, has recently announced that the Bundesliga will return on Saturday, May 16, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. As Bundesligas strategic partner, digital TV operator StarTimes will broadcast all matches live and exclusive in Africa. StarTimes Sport Director Shi Maochu said It has been a tough period for football [...]

StarTimes introduced new pop-up channel in Nigeria

StarTimes has launched a new 24-hours Islamic pop-up channel named Ibadah TV, dedicated to providing high-quality content such as Muslim prayer, lectures, documentaries, and interviews for Muslim subscribers all over Nigeria, while helping them conduct their fast, fulfilling the need for worship among Muslim audiences. Set up specifically for the period of Ramadan, Ibadah TV [...]