Category Archives: Pay TV

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 [...]

StarTimes to air FIFA Club World Cup

StarTimes is bringing the live coverage of the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup to all football enthusiasts. As part of its commitment to broadcast sporting content to its growing number of subscribers, the Pay TV company has promised to broadcast the remaining matches of the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the country. The tournament [...]

Ooredoo Kuwait launches Shamel Home offer

Ooredoo announced the launch of Shamel Home which is comprehensive plan that offers customers with fixed and mobile internet in addition to online digital entertainment content from beIN, OSN and STARZPLAY. This plan consists of 10 Mbps fixed internet and unlimited capacity of FASTtelco, company owned by Ooredoo Kuwait. This part of the plan will [...]

Mexico’s Supreme Court to rule on Televisa’s dominance in pay TV market

Mexico’s Supreme Court will analyze the appeals filed by Televisa against the decision that determined the application of a series of measures to reduce the company’s substantial power in pay TV. In November, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court received two appeals of Televisa that question the decision of the judge who ordered the [...]

Kwesé TV partners with MTN Ghana

Kwesé TV (Econet Media) has made a strategic partnership agreement with MTN Ghana to enable customers to watch TV on their phones. Kwesé TV which is a pay-as-you-watch satellite TV service offering over 50 channels of world-class entertainment and due to this partnership customers will be able to watch TV on the Go. In a [...]

Disney resumes talks to buy Foxs assets

Walt Disney Company has restarted discussions to purchase most of 21st Century Fox, the Wall street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. As previously reported, negotiations include Foxs film and television studios, U.S pay TV networks and international assets like Sky and Star India. However, the deal would not include Fox news, Foxs [...]

America Movil acquires 2018-2024 Olympics TV rights in Latin America

Mexican company America Movil, through its subsidiary AMX Contenido, has acquired the broadcast rights in 17 territories across Latin America for the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024. The telecommunications firm has acquired the exclusive digital broadcast rights in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, [...]

StarTimes will show 2018 World Cup draw live

Pay TV network, StarTimes will show todays 2018 FIFA World Cup draw live to the homes of its subscribers. To satisfy its customers, StarTimes has promised to deliver all the moments and drama of the draw from the concert hall of the State Kremlin Palace, with a capacity of 6,000.  Brands and Marketing Director of [...]

MultiChoice partners with Datacentrix for content archiving retrieval

The companys new enterprise storage solution provides a platform for high-resolution and proxy files, and drastically improves the storage and management of content on the DStv channels. Leon van Wyk, MultiChoice head of department for the Media Technology Media Asset Management (MAM) division said, The installation process took place in two phases, providing a platform [...]