Category Archives: Pay TV

DStv rolled out news channel NewzRoom Afrika

NewzRoom Afrika, the first news channel to be directly owned by black Africans has officially been aired live on pay television DStv on Thursday 02 May 2019. The 24-hour news channel is owned by media personalities Thabile Ngwato and Thokozani Nkosi. Newzroom Afrika, which is available on DSTV channel 405, aired its first news bulletin [...]

Smithsonian Channel to develop two original productions for Brazil

Days after being launched in Brazil, the pay TV Smithsonian Channel announced the arrival of Jaguarland and Brazils Emerald Osasis, its first two productions in the country. Both were filmed in 4K and last one hour. They are prevented to be premiered this year. These are the first two original productions mandated in the country, [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses subscribers and Oi continues to grow

According to Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) monthly report  Oi was the only Pay TV operator in Brazil in presenting growth rates during the last 12 months. In this period, the countrys pay TV market lost 767.97 thousand subscribers, representing a reduction of 4.27%, and totaled 17.23 million active contracts in the third month of [...]

Accused of pay TV piracy are condemned with preventive detention in Argentina

Argentine Instruction Court N°3 from Corrientes City ordered the prosecution with preventive detention for people accused of piraced channels broadcasts. They are three people close to Caa Catí Cable Visión and the owner of Itati Cable Color. The complaint made to the first company is linked to the last raid, in August 2017, where three [...]

Arcadia Premium TV to be available on StarTimes

Arcadia Premium Television will make its debut on StarTimes channel 176. According to its founders, Olamide Yousuph and Akintunde Marinho, the official roll out of Arcadia Premium TV will take place in June. Yousuph said, Its always difficult to change the existing power structure, but like it or not, change is coming for the cable [...]

1Magic will now be accessible on DStv Compact Plus

The channel, which was available only to DStv Premium subscribers will now be available on DStv Compact Plus. The package will be 36.91 USD (R519) per month, 46.16 USD (R649) on a price lock deal for 24 months, and at 406.04 (R5 709) as a once off annual deal.  The CEO of M-Net, Nkateko Mabaso [...]

Smithsonian Channel arrives at Brazil in Net’s programming

Brazilian Bandeirantes Communication Group officially announced the arrival of the pay TV Smithsonian Channel, available from next April 26th in HD and will offer its linear programming for subscribers, in Nets channel 590. With the Brazilian arrival, Smithsonian can be watched in 37 countries worldwide. Its offer includes non-fiction,travel,science, space exploration and nature contents, and [...]

SBT, Record and Rede TV to invest in Brazilian films realizations

Simba Content, a joint venture that brings together Brazilian pay TV channels Rede TV, Record and SBT, together with the Paris Entertainment production company and Paris Films distributor, ran an agreement to develop film productions, and they promise to make at least 11 this year. According to Renata Rezende, Paris Entertainments Executive Director, the aim [...]

Real Madrid TV is available in Mexico through Izzi

Mexican pay TV operator Izzi informed that it already has the official Real Madrid channel available to its subscribers. The network is called Real Madrid TV, and it is on the operators 504 (SD) and 899 (HD) channels from last Friday, April 12th, with a 24-hour programming and without any subscription cost. Into its most [...]