Category Archives: Pay TV

Multichoice rolls out E.Africa talents academy in Nigeria

MultiChoice has recently launched in Lagos alongside its partners, stakeholders, dignitaries and industry professionals, the long awaited ceremony for E.Africa talents academy. A 12-month training programme at the academy which will begin as from this month and will allow 20 candidates to develop their talents, get in touch with industry professionals to acquire theoretical knowledge, [...]

Dish Mexico, Digicel and Liberty CTOs to discuss the future of TV technologies

Key technology executives will gather in the next edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, on November 1 & 2 in Miami, to discuss the new emerging technology trends that will mark the future of the industry. The changes in consumption habits and the growth of multiscreen services pose new challenges for operators. In this context, [...]

Millicom to acquire Panama’s Cable Onda

Millicom announced that it is acquiring a controlling 80% stake in Panamas Cable Onda. The transaction values 100% of the company at an enterprise value of USD 1,460 million, with a cash consideration of approximately $1,002 million, the group said in a statement. The deal is expected to close by year-end 2018. The selling shareholders [...]

Amplia selects Zappware to offer TVaaS across the Caribbean

Amplia Communications has announced a partnership with Zappware to deliver a multitenant digital TV solution serving The Caribbean region. Amplia will revamp its TV platform in Trinidad & Tobago and leverage that deployment launching TV as a Service (TVaaS) towards regional service providers. Amplia, formerly Massy Communications, offers services through its GPON FTTH network. In [...]

Liberty completes acquisition of Cabletica

Liberty Latin America announced that it has completed the acquisition of an 80% stake in Cabletica, a leading Costa Rican cable operator. The company was acquired for an enterprise value of CRC 146 billion (approximately USD 250 million) Televisora de Costa Rica, the former owner, will maintain the remaining 20% interest. The deal had been [...]

Brazilian pay TV market falls again in August

According to data from Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market registered 17.79 million in August, representing a decrease of 536,000 (-2.9%) contracts compared to the same period of 2017, and 37,000 (0, 2%) compared to July this year. When compared to August 2017, Oi increased its subscriber base by adding 126,000 new contracts (+8.7%). [...]

MultiChoice to close down DStv Mobile in SA

MultiChoice is closing its DStv Mobile service in South Africa at the end of October. The company is cancelling its DStv DVB-H mobile pay-TV service with the outmoded DStv Walka and DStv Drifta that will no longer be available at the end of the month. MultiChoice declared when it started DStv Mobile, the technology was [...]

DStv to stop airing Sony channel and Sony Max as from end of October

MultiChoice will withdraw at the end of October the Sony Channel and Sony MAX channels of its bouquets on DStv. In fact, the pay-TV operator has not renewed its distribution contract with Sony Pictures Television Networks, whose channels would have a rather repetitive program schedule. Already in 2016, MultiChoice Africa removed the two channels, added [...]