Tag Archives: Uganda

UCC cracks down on 35 companies selling fake STBs

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has issued notice to 35 companies allegedly importing and distributing unapproved set-top boxes ahead of the digital migration deadline. The regulator is cracking down on the listed firms. Some of the distributors of the fake set top boxes include KSK Tech International, Alish Enterprises, Der Pro Fabricators, MS Enterprises, Volxton, Marvin [...]

Uganda positive to meet digital migration deadline

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) assured its consumers of broadcast media that no one will lose signals even as the country lags behind the digital migration deadline. Most of you have been hearing about digital migration. Uganda should have been ahead in the whole of Africa because we were the first to come up with [...]

StarTimes Uganda launches cheaper decoders

Chinese pay-TV operator, StarTimes, has launched a cheaper decoder, StarTimes Light, in Uganda for UGX 8,000 (USD 2.8) ahead of digital migration deadline. Subscribers will have to pay an initial subscription fee of UGX 41,500 (USD 14.5), which entitles them to seven months of digital television services on a Nova bouquet, whose monthly subscription is UGX 6,000 [...]

Uganda gets warning on 3 months DSO deadline

Ugandas Communications Commission (UCC) has issued a final warning to the country to switch off its analogue TV transmissions in 3 months as the country has only an estimated 300,000 digital STBs in use and over 4.7 million TV homes still to be connected. All the necessary digital equipment has been procured, and the necessary [...]

SuperSport offers 6.5 billion to FUFA

MultiChoice-owned sports broadcaster, SuperSport, has reportedly tabled a UGX 6.5 billion (USD 2.36 million) deal to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) for the broadcasting rights of Uganda Premier League. The move comes just days after Tanzanian pay-TV operator, Azam TV, offered UGX 1.28 billion (USD 463,436) to FUFA for the rights. In August, [...]

Azam TV eyes FUFA deal

Tanzanian pay-TV operator, Azam TV, has reportedly tabled a UGX 1.28 billion (USD 463,436) offer to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to acquire broadcasting rights of 16 Uganda Premier League clubs per season. The Ugandan football governing body has released an official statement stating, FUFA has received an offer from Azam Pay TV [...]

Uganda hands digital migration contract management to Signet

The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has launched a new company, Signet, and has handed it over the contract of distributing digital signals across the country in an attempt to achieve the deadline of switching from analogue to digital broadcasting. We expect equitable and non-discriminatory service delivery to all content providers. Signet is coming at a [...]

Uganda scrapes Dec 31 deadline

Uganda has scrapped its predetermined national switch off deadline of December 31 and is instead working towards meeting the international deadline of June 2015. The process of digital migration now is that we would switch to digital technology and then gradually switch off analogue. However, given what is not yet done, some analysts say the [...]

GOtv Rwanda adds Ugandan FTA channel

MultiChoices pay-DTT operator, GOtv, has added Bukedde TV to its channel line-up in Rwanda. Bukedde TV is a free-to-air channel broadcasting from Uganda. The channel will be available on channel 93 on GOtv Plus, GOtv Normal and GO Open bouquets and offers movies, local features, soaps, sports and news. GOtv is also in talks with [...]