Monthly Archives: December 2017

MultiChoice expands Internet TV Services reach in South Africa

MultiChoice in 2018, will continue to expand the reach of its Internet TV services to more devices and more customers. 2017 has been a good year for the company in terms of technology improvements and service enhancements. DStvs Compact Plus and Compact customers joining Premium customers in accessing DStv Now was one of its highlights. [...]

Animal Planet will stop showing on DStv SA

Animal Planet will stop airing on the sub-Saharan pay-TV platform DStv at the end of the year, after the new signed deal between operator MultiChoice and Discovery Networks. The renegotiated content deal does allow the continued distribution of Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Family and Investigation Discovery (ID) on DStv. Greater video-on-demand (VOD) and catch-up hours [...]

Two Shows cancelled for Moroccan State TV Channel

As a financial crisis continues to severely hit the Moroccan TV channel 2M, the state-owned media company pulled up its fallen turnover rate by ceasing the broadcast of two of its flagship programs. Considered too expensive, the second national channel decided to revoke the 10-year-old program Massar, presented by Atik Benchiguer, in which he traces [...]

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StarTimes Nigeria adds three channels to its bouquet

To ensure that its customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment this yuletide season, the leading digital Pay TV Company, StarTimes has introduced three new additional channels to its bouquet this December. According to the company, Ngbati and Arewa Television, both language channels will air on channel 137 channel 138 while U-Laff TV, [...]

The River takes on M-Net Channel

The flagship telenovela of the new M-Net channel 1Magic (DStv channel 103) The River is a thrill-a-minute showstopper that balances the tightrope between soapie and drama. The series is spearheaded by a great cast made up of seasoned actress Sindi Dlathu, alongside Hlomla Dandala, Don Mlangeni, Moshidi Motshegwa, and newcomer Larona Moagi amongst others. The [...]

QTV first private TV station launched in Gambia

QTV is the first private TV station of Gambia will now join the state broadcaster, Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) as the only channels. The launch of the channel was done by the Gambian president Adama Barrow and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Ernest Bai Koroma. President Barrow said, The government is part of the [...]

Direct-to-Home service launched by NIGCOMSAT

In partnership with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), the Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd has launched Direct-to-Home (DTH) services on Thursday in Abuja. Information on the launch was stated by Mr Adamu Idris, the Head, Public Affairs Department of NIGCOMSAT. DTH which refers to distribution of multi-channel television programmes in KU Band by using [...]

Expulsion of Animal Planet from DStv

After 14 years channel Animal Planet is being picked out and put aside from MultiChoice DStv satellite pay-TV service. On Thursday MultiChoice confirmed that Animal Planet is being removed. By the end of December, the channel will see an end. The channel started back in 2003 and in December 2015 it was cut and removed [...]

VUZU AMP being replaced by 1Magic

As of 29th of January 2018, VUZU AMP, which is available on DStv Premium will be known as 1Magic. Three years after launching the M-Net AMP and M-Net Edge channels, M-Net and DStv are terminating VUZU AMP. 1Magic (DStv 103) will deliver the hottest local and international entertainment to DStv Premium and DStv Compact+ customers [...]

Disney buys all Fox TV business in Latin America

Walt Disney will buy select assets of 21st Century Fox for USD 52.4 billion in stock in a deal that accelerates Disneys broader expansion into OTT and TV. Disneys will purchase the companys Twentieth Century Fox film and television studio and its international and cable TV businesses, including all Fox Networks Group Latin America. The [...]