Category Archives: Pay TV

17.4 million Pay-TV subscribers in Mexico to 3Q 2015 were registered by the IFT

According to the Third Quarterly Statistical Report 2015, conducted by the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico, 17.4 million Pay-TV subscribers were registered, which accounts for more than 437,000 new additions and 11% growth compared to 3Q 2014. In addition, the service reached penetration in 53% of the countrys households, an annual increase of 6%. [...]

M-Net to launch GOtv in South Africa

MultiChoice and M-Net will soon launch its GOtv service as its digital TV product and service in South Africas digital terrestrial television (DTT) market. The service will be available to subscribers at a monthly rate of ZAR 100(US$ 6.23) and the decoder will cost ZAR 700(US$ 43.60) according to its South African website. South African [...]

BBC First goes live in the MENA region

BBC First, the British drama channel has gone live on the 1st February 2016 and is available in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. BBC First will be available exclusively on OSN channel number 215. The brand new channel is launching with a selection of hugely popular series such as brand new Sherlock, [...]

OSN to launch 6 new channels early this year

OSN a leading pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa region, is unveiling a line-up of six new channels this year.Five new channels will be launched on February 1 with other premium and exclusive channels to be unveiled in March. The launch of the new channels highlights OSNs strategy for the year to [...]

Mediapro provides turnkey solutions for Palanca TV in Angola

Mediapro has worked on the launch of a new television channel, Palanca TV in Angola and delivers various turnkey solution. Palanca TV which is a 24/7 channel began broadcasting last December on Multichoice’s pay-TV platform DStv. As a consulting company, Mediapro was in charge of advising the channels producers, designing the original concept, programmes and [...]

Zambezi Magic still calling for Namibian content

In spite of the call for Namibian content last September, Zambezi is struggling to rope in Namibian filmmakers to submit their original work. The DStv channel, which is dedicated to showcasing southern African content, is not succeeding in getting Namibian filmmakers and producers on board. In an interview with the Namibian, Addiel Dzinoreva, head of [...]

RTL International starts broadcasting in Southern Africa

[:en]RTL Groups new entertainment channel aimed at German speakers and ex-pats around the world was launched in Southern Africa namely in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya, Togo, Ghana and Seychelles. The new channel features genres such as live news, magazines soaps and series. RTL International, a pay channel, is available via satellite, [...]

Radio Flash set to launch TV channel Flash TV in Rwanda

[:en]Radio Flash is all set to launch its television channel called Flash TV in Rwanda. The announcement was made by Felix Buteera, the head of programming at Flash TV who said that the new television station will be family-focused to contribute to household development. The new channel will go on air this week on StarTimes [...]

NileSat to extend operations across Africa

[:en]NileSat, the Egyptian satellite company is set to extend its operations across Africa to tap into digital migration in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, South Africa, Angola and Nigeria. Thus, NileSat will increase its investment budget by about $50 million in the near future. “We are targeting digital migration opportunities within Africa… For this reason, [...]