Category Archives: Pay TV

MultiChoice unveils a Major Pan-African Initiative for Film & Television Industry

MultiChoice Africa, the video entertainment services provider, recently announced a bold new Pan-African social investment initiative the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) aimed at igniting and growing Africas creative industries into vibrant, economic centers. The chairman of MultiChoice Uganda, Steven Musoke claimed, The African development story has long been defined by investment in the vast mineral [...]

Chiles FNE extends investigation into Turner-CDF deal

The National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE in Spanish) has extended its investigation into the proposed purchase of Canal del Fútbol (CDF) by Turner. After a first stage, the agency concluded that it is necessary to evaluate in more depth the existence of “potential risks” related to the wholesale provision of TV channels and the offer [...]

StarTimes launched its video streaming service in Nigeria

Africas digital TV operator StarTimes announced the launch of its App video streaming service in Nigeria. The first 40000 users will have the privilege to enjoy a very attractive pre-order offer for watching World Cup on StarTimes App to mark the launching of the new service. The OTT Operation Director of StarTimes, Tony Tuo commented [...]

Fox shareholders to vote on Disney deal in July

Twenty-First Century Fox (21CF) announced that it has scheduled a shareholder meeting on July 10 to vote on Disney merger agreement. 21CFs board of directors recommends that stockholders vote in favor of the proposal. 21CF said that is aware of the press release of Comcast of May 23, 2018, in which the U.S. operator states [...]

OSN collaborates with Zain Iraq to launch Wavo in Iraq

OSN, Dubai-based pay tv operator has signed a collaboration agreement with Zain Iraq to give Zain Iraq customers access to its online TV service, WAVO. Speaking about the agreement, Ali Al Zahed, CEO, Zain Iraq, declared, This partnership with OSN is complementary to Zain Iraqs strategy to drive our business and marketing operations towards new [...]

Kwesé TV launches two mobile apps in Zimbabwe

Econet Media, parent company of Kwesé TV, launched two applications to reinforce its presence on the broadcast space before the World Cup. The pay-TV operator unveiled Kwesé Play TV and Kwesé iFlix. According to Econet, both apps will allow Kwesé TV’s subscribers to enjoy a wide range of TV programs, whether on the road or [...]

Kwesé partners with Orange Liberia to introduce premium affordable pay-tv

Econet Medias dynamic content business, Kwesé TV sealed deal with Orange Liberia to introduce the best entertainment and sports and make its first to market, exclusive, premium affordable pay television available to Liberians. Kwesé is a multi-platform and multi-screen broadcast network which gives subscribers access to the full spectrum of programming on Kwesé TV across [...]

Kwesé TV bags advertising rights for World Cup 2018

Kwesé TV revealed that they have agreed advertising deals with major brands for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Along with that agreement, the company has sub-licensed its rights to the football tournament to over 35 sub-Saharan broadcasters. Kwesé TV has the exclusivity over the free-to-air and non-exclusive pay-tv broadcast rights to the World Cup in [...]