Category Archives: Pay TV

MultiChoice introduces Discovery’s Real Time TV on DStv and GOtv

Multichoice Africa in collaboration with Discovery Inc. have rolled out Real Time TV on DStv and GOtv which will be available as from Monday, July 15, 2019. Real Time is an entertainment channel offering programmes based on real lives, nature, crime and medical lives. The Vice President and General Manager for Discovery in Africa and [...]

Brazilian pay TV is said to be sentenced to death

Abraão Balbino e Silva, Competition Superintendent at the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), said  that pay TV in that country is sentenced to death. The executive expressed that subscribers are choosing for more direct models to acquire content, which are not covered by the laws that regulate the sector in the country. Balbino’s opinion came [...]

Televisa to launch eSports channel BitMe next July 15th

Televisa presented yesterday in Mexico BitMe, its new pay TV channel focused on eSports, videogames, technology, anime and geek culture. The channel will be officially launched next July 15th, and will be available on Spanish-language pay TV in Latin America. In Mexico, it will be part of Izzi, Total Play and Skys programming grids. It [...]

StarTimes to broadcast the International Champions Cup 2019

Pay television service broadcaster, StarTimes is set to broadcast the 2019 International Champions Cup (ICC) from July 17th to August 10th. The tournament was first organised in 2013 where some of the biggest clubs in the football arena played friendlies around the world. There will be 12 most iconic and influential clubs included in 2019 [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria launched MyGOtv mobile app

Multichoice Nigeria has unveiled a new mobile app, MyGOtv for customers on its digital terrestrial platform, GOtv. The free app will be available to download via iOS and Android app stores. MultiChoice Nigeria, Chief Executive Officer John Ugbe said the platform will enable customers to manager their viewing preferences, check their account balances, make payments, [...]

Imagen TV to be compulsory broadcast on Mexican pay TV

Mexican TV channel Imagen TV, owned by Grupo Imagen, recorded 51.57% coverage in Mexico and, because of this, pay TV operators must broadcast their content throughout the country, for free and without any technique discrimination to its customers. This measure derives from the precepts established in the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law (LFTR), precisely in [...]

Two private TV channels in Somalia suspended

Authorities in Somali have suspended the activities of two private TV channels namely Horyaal 24TV and Eryal TV, accusing them of inciting violence, according to station manager and a press rights group.  Police entered the offices of both media to put an immediate end to their activities, which were accused of broadcasting content that are [...]

Econet media Pay TV activities under administration

African pay-TV operator Econet Media has put its struggling satellite broadcasting business under administration. Econet, which operates under the Kwesé brand name, will begin talks with creditors to rescue the business according to the CEO Joseph Hundah.  The company has appointed accountants Ernst & Young to manage the process and Hundah declared that Kwesés free-to-air [...]

RDC TV stops its operations in Net Brazil

Brazilian Rede Digital de Comunicação (RDC TV) announced last Thursday that it was no longer available on Nets channels 24 and 524. That is what the company officially informed for all its subscribers. Marcio Irion, RDC TVs President, officially confirmed that the channel stopped to appear on the Brazilian pay TV operators programming grid. We [...]

M6 Group to roll out new tv channel in Sub-Saharan Africa

M6 Group is aiming to offer a new service into French-speaking Africa M6 International. According to CEO Nicolas de Tavernost, the new channel will highlight a line-up of content owned by M6 Group. The group aims to develop this first international venture building on the international distribution expertise of Lagardères TV business it has [...]