Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tata Sky partners with Shemaroo Entertainment for video service

Tata Sky, the direct-to-home (DTH) operator, has linked up with Shemaroo Entertainment, the content house, for launching an ad-free video service that will be available around the clock. The service, entitled ‘Tata Sky Gurus’, will offer teachings of spiritual gurus on its interactive platform. Subscribers of Tata Sky will be served with live feeds from [...]

Sony to up its portfolio with 10 channels next year

Sony Pictures Networks India has revealed its new strategic plan for its existing bouquet for the coming year. The television network will be adding ten new channels among which five will be dedicated to sports and the other channels will offer kids, music and infotainment content. In an interview with, NP Singh, the CEO [...]

ScoopWhoop Media acquires video streaming company, Touchfone

ScoopWhoop Media, the internet media and news company in India, has acquired Touchfone Technology, the Bengaluru-based video streaming firm. the latter’s video streaming and ad targeting service, Strmeasy, will be available with ScoopWhoop Media. Strmeasy, offering end-to-end solution that helps businesses manage and deliver videos with the best quality, the video delivery platform will allow [...]

Airtel Nigeria brings video and streaming platform Trace Plus

Airtel Nigeria, the telecommunications company headquartered in India, has partnered with Trace, the music and lifestyle broadcaster. The collaboration between the two companies will bring the launch of a ‘free to browse’ video streaming and download platform, named ‘Trace Plus’. Customers will be offered seamless exclusive video content which include state-of-the-art music videos, comedy pieces, [...]

Digital Switch Over launched in Abuja today

The news has been revealed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. He said that the Digital Switch Over (DSO) will be launched in Abuja, today. 30 free channels will be accessible for the residents of Abuja upon the DSO and more than 450000 set-top boxes (STBs) will be provided upon signal. [...]

DStv Zimbabwe offers free subscription for February 2017

DStv, the pay-TV platform in Africa, will be offering its subscribers with a free subscription for the month of February next year. The conditions are applied to customers who are already subscribed to any DStv’s packages. It is to be noted that there will be no upgrades and it will be applicable to the users’ [...]

Viasat World launches Viasat Life across Africa

Female viewers in Africa will be thrilled with Viasat World. The international entertainment group offering pay- TV channels, is introducing a new entertainment channel called Viasat Life, which will be offering mostly female content. The launch will be carried out across three platforms of Africa. Taking effect as from January 2 next year, the new [...]

Mzansi Magic offers ‘Lockdown’ to its viewers

Mzansi Magic, the DStv entertainment channel in South Africa, will be offering a new series to its viewers as from the beginning of next year. Entitled Lockdown, the local drama will be premiered on channel number 161. Reneilwe Sema, the Head of Drama at M-Net, commented about the future screening: Lockdown is an exciting new [...]

Four operators received authorisation for free-to-air television service in Ivory Coast

Authorisation has been granted by the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) in Ivory Coast. Four operators are allowed to carried out the operations of private commercial television service on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network. Among the authorised operators are Life TV; Ivory Coast’s Optimum Media; Audiovisual Society of Ivory Coast; And Sorano Ivory [...]

ALT Balaji teams up with Lemon Advisors for international distribution opportunities

ALT Balaji, the over-the-top (OTT) streaming service of Balaji Telefilms, has inked the deal with Lemon Advisors, a technology and consulting firm in Singapore. Lemon Advisors will be a representative entity for the OTT service provider and will help it for future collaborations with various telecom operators, OEMs and internet service providers. This partnership will [...]