Category Archives: Free to Air

Kwesé Free Sports and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation inked new deal

Econet Media owned Kwesé Free Sporst and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) just announced a new deal has been signed. The contract was three-year broadcast-sharing contract. Ben Amadasun, the CEO of Kwesé Free Sports declared We pride ourselves on offering world-class sporting action live and in some cases exclusively on our platform, making premium games [...]

INSA from Ethiopia selects Eutelsat for TV Platform

Ethiopias Information Network Security Agency (INSA) officialised the launch of Ethiosat, its new TV platform. The current 30 channels that are broadcast on multiple satellite will be condensed into one for easy reception for the end customer. EBC as well as Oromia TV will be on a Free-to-Air basis. Viewers will be able to access [...]

TV Aztecas Q1 profits back in the green

TV Azteca released this week its financial results for the first quarter of 2017. The company reported profits of MX$ 404 million (USD 21.5 million), compared to a net loss of MX$ 554 million (USD 29.5 million) for the same quarter of 2016. Net sales for the quarter grew 21% from previous year to MX$ [...]

Kwesé Free Sport launches FTA premium channel in Rwanda

Econet media launches 24 hours, Free-to-Air (FTA) sport channel in Rwanda with Kwesé sport. The channel will be available in many countries such as Congo DRC, Benin, Togo, Uganda, Ghana, Angola and Tanzania and many more. Five more countries are to receive the Kwesé premium content this year. Kwesé Free Sports channel is the first [...]

Republic TV to be available on Hotstar and Jio TV

Republic TV sealed deal with Star Indias VOD platform hotstar as well as the Reliance Jio OTT platform Jio TV Republic TV which is a free-to-air (FTA) channel will be launched simultaneously on DTH and OTT platform. Star and Jio are also among eight founding sponsor partners of Republic TV. The others include Vivo, Renault, [...]

Canal Uno relaunches in Colombia

The company Plural Comunicaciones -composed by CM &, NTC, RTI and HMTV1- took over the operation of Colombias Canal Uno on May 1. Last November, the National Television Board ceded the concession rights. According to Plural Comunicaciones, for the moment there will be no big changes. The new programming will be ready in the second [...]

Kwesé to enter bidding competition for CHAN broadcasts rights

Kwesé Free Sports, the FTA TV channel declared their will to be the exclusive broadcaster of the 2018 Total African Nations Championship held in Kenya.  By doing so the Econet owned TV channel will compete with SuperSport the South African based channel group owned by Naspers. Up until now this tournament has been the private [...]

Televisa selects Ericsson for HD delivery

Ericsson announced it is implementing a new end-to-end primary distribution system for Televisa in Mexico. The system features Ericsson’s AVP Encoder with the latest HEVC compression module, the MX8400 Multiplexer and many RX8200 HEVC receivers with integrated DVB-S2X de-modulator. This way, Televisa can increase the number of high definition services it distributes while maintaining the [...]

News channel C9N launches in Paraguay

News channel C9N, which is part of SNT group (Albavisión), is now available on free-to-air TV in cities Asunción, Encarnación, Ciudad del Este and Ybytyruzú, and pay TV systems Tigo Star and Claro TV. C9N debuted on Monday, April 17, replacing Paraná TV (PTV) and is the first 24-hour news channel entirely produced in the [...]

SABC stops the 90 percent local content of the channels

South African Broadcasting Corporation has been focused on local content with their 90 percent local objectives. Due to the poor answer of the public the new interim board is to overturn this decision. Parliament committee investigates on the misadministration inside the broadcaster all the fingers are pointed towards former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng which has claimed [...]