Tag Archives: Freevision

Motive kick starts Siyaya project in South Africa

UK based technology company, Motive Television Services, has begun the installation of its Content Express platform in South Africa for Johannesburg-based Siyaya Free to Air TV under a contract signed in December 2013. The installation and integration of Motives head-end software will enable Siyayas VOD service on Sentechs FTA DTH platform Freevision. Siyaya plans [...]

MobileTV launches bouquet on Freevision

South Africa-based, MobileTV, has forayed into satellite TV market with a pilot broadcast of its TV4U package (comprising Extreme Sport, Jim Jam and Fine Living) on Sentechs FTA DTH platform – Freevision. “Today represents a milestone in the history of MobileTV since its formation five years ago when we commenced our Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) [...]

South Africa prepares for more OTT streaming

Two of South Africas leading FTA broadcast groups are separately working to offer free OTT streaming services in the country. Government-owned broadcast signal distributor Sentech, and FTA broadcaster e.tv, both highlighted their plans in Cape Town this week. German STB manufacturer, Kathrein TechnoTrend, demonstrated the online content offering for Sentechs FTA satellite platform, [...]

Freevision reaches out to GaMphahlele Municipality

South African free-to-air DTH platform, Freevision, has been rolled out in the GaMphahlele in Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality in Limpopo, an area that has only intermittent terrestrial broadcasting signal. The satellite service was launched on Monday by South Africas Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, who handed over Freevision satellite dishes, decoders and TV sets in the [...]

FreeVision goes live in South Africa

Sentech, the state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, has today launched FreeVision, its universal access direct-to-home satellite platform previously known as Vivid. The FreeVision bouquet includes 36 television channels and 16 radio channels – largely the same line-up Sentech offered under Vivid, although CEO Setumo Mohapi said the service could carry content for new pay TV broadcasters such as [...]