Category Archives: Pay TV

StarSat to broadcast new season of Bundesliga

StarSat, a digital satellite TV brand will launch the new season of the Bundesliga on the Pan-African platform. In a partnership with DFL-Supercup, StarSat will announce the showcasing of the new season in a sporty event which will be hosted at the Adidas Base in Johannesburg.  StarSat subscribers are spoilt with an array of more [...]

Megacable sees customers growth again

In its financial statements for the second quarter of 2017, released last week, Mexican operator Megacable reported 2.9 million pay TV subscribers, with net additions of 15,624 clients at which point the company once again re-initiates growth in this segment, without leaving aside credit limit restrictions and thereby generating healthy growth. However, when comparing the [...]

StarTimes to air Beijing TV dramas and movies in Zambia

StarTimes, the Chinese Pay-TV operator  launched the 2017 Beijing TV dramas and movies broadcasting season in Africa, precisely in Lusaka, the Capital city of Zambia.  It is the fourth time that the Beijing TV dramas and movies broadcasting season in Africa is launched, and the first time was it done in Zambia. The countrys audience [...]

Canal+ acquired rights to broadcast Turkish Football for A+ Sport channel

Canal+, the French pay TV operator, has secured exclusive rights to distribute Turkish Top-Tier football via A+ Sport channel in Sub-Saharan Africa. Distribution rights of Turkish Süper Lig, was secured by the Vivendi-owned operator, the matches will be aired in French to sub-Saharan Africa for the next three seasons from August. Canal+ said that the [...]

TCC highlights the importance of content integration

In an interview during NexTV Series South America, Javier Ruete, General Manager of the Uruguayan operator TCC spoke about the integration of content from multiple providers and the future challenges in the TV market. According to the executive, “in the coming years, the challenges of pay TV will be related to the rights management” in a [...]

MultiChoice Malawi grows local content by launching Times TV on DStv

Malawis first private and independent television station, Times TV, has been launched on DStv. Times TV will be available in all DStv packages.  This partnership confirms the commitment Multichoice undertook to provide viewers with exclusive local programs, a growing demand, according to Times TVs CEO, Leonnard Chikadya. He added that the launch of the station [...]

Bolívar signs deals with pay TV operators

Bolivian soccer team Bolívar, current champion of the tournament, has recently sold its TV rights to three pay TV operators – Cotas, Inter Satelital and Coteor- and is about to close another agreement with the company Digital Cable, Bolivars General Manager, Fernando Ibargüen told NexTV News Latam. Clausura 2017 tournament begins today, July 28. Ibargüen said that these agreements are [...]

Eutelsat renews agreement with Digiturk

Eutelsat Communications and Digiturk, have re-established a multi-year multi-transponder agreement on the Eutelsat 7A satellite. This extends a collaboration that began in 2000 with the launch of Turkeys first pay-TV platform.  Digiturk is the largest pay-TV operator in Turkey. The company has confirmed it will use 17 transponders on the Eutelsat 7A satellite to broadcast [...]

Brazil lost more than 136,000 pay TV subs in May

According to data provided by Brazilian regulator Anatel, the countrys pay TV base lost 136,787 subscribers (-0.73%) in May compared to previous month and recorded 18.64 million. In the last twelve months, the market lost 262,565 customers (-1.39%). Of the groups reported by the regulator, Oi showed the highest growth, both in May in the [...]