Category Archives: Pay TV

StarTimes to launch ‘Blood Sisters’ in Kenya

StarTimes subscribers are set to enjoy a new fascinating telenovela series, The Blood Sisters has been launched in August on Novela E Plus channel. The first episode is set to run at the same time every day. The Blood Sisters will be airing exclusively on the StarTimes platform and for the first time in Kenya. [...]

Excaf to complete DTT process in Senegal by the end of 2019

Excafs current interests include two TV stations (RDV and DTV), 16 radio stations, of which the four main ones (Dunyaa FM, Al Hamdoullilah FM, Love FM and Sokhna FM) are in Dakar. Its involvement for the DTT transition came from deploying an MMDS network for pay TV for over 15 years. It seized the contract [...]

TV Azteca sealed content deal with Ten Time in Middle East

TV Azteca International has sold nearly 70 hours of programming, including action series and thrillers, to the Ten Time in the Middle East. Having the opportunity to collaborate with Ten Time, the most important OTT in the Middle East, is satisfaction for TV Azteca, said Berta Orozco, sales representative for Spain, Africa, Asia and French-speaking [...]

Chile moves forward against illegal sports content broadcasts

Chilean Investigative Police (PDI), through its Crimes Against Intellectual Property Brigade, raided two households in the country, where equipment used to broadcast sports events from the VeoPartidos.com and FutbolChile.net websites was found. Two of those responsibles were arrested for violating both Telecommunications and Intellectual Property Laws. The websites offered sports content from several pay TV [...]

StarTimes to broadcast UEFA Euro 2020 in Sub Saharan Africa

StarTimes has secured transmission rights for UEFA Euro 2020 as well as Qualifiers to EURO 2020, UEFA Nations League 2020/21 and European Qualifiers to FIFA World Cup 2022. between 2019 and 2020 for countries across sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, and on all media platforms. StarTimes Sports Director, Shi Maochu said that StarTimes is proud [...]

ESPN acquires Premier League’s broadcasting rights in several South American countries

A few days after the beginning of football activities in England, ESPN announced it has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the next Premier Leagues three seasons. The agreement with DAZN, which has the rights for all Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, includes the 2019/2020; 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 seasons and covers pay TV and digital platforms [...]

StarTimes invested $1.9m for new TV channel in Kenya

StarTimes Media is developing a new content in Kenya which will target mainly women with local programs. Rembo TV will be available across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and will have reality shows and has a language policy for its content that is set to ensure that 60 percent, 30 percent and 10 percent of programs [...]

NOW! TV launches on DStv in Botswana

MultiChoice Botswana is pleased to launch a youth-focused channel. NOW! TV is now available on DStv Channel 290 which provides entertainment and local film and television content.  MultiChoice Botswana Managing Director, Katlego Arnone commented: I am excited about this agreement, as this collaboration results in universal access, making NOW! TV content available to all Batswana [...]

VTR evaluates creating new low cost company to offer pay TV and internet

VTR, Liberty Latin America Groups operator with a triple play offer in Chile, is evaluating the possibility of implementing a new low cost company to offer more basic products with cheaper prices. Some of the main ones would be pay TV with fewer channels available and internet with lower connection speed.  50% of Chilean households [...]

Kwesé shut down its Pay TV service in Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Ltd. will shut its African pay-TV unit due to Zimbabwes economic condition and shortage of foreign currency, group Chief Executive Officer Douglas Mboweni said. We regret to announce the discontinuation of Kwesé TV Satellite Service with effect from Aug. 5, Mboweni said in a statement Sunday. The service was offered by Econet Media [...]