Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

StarTimes bringing live Italian Serie matches to viewers in Africa

The famous Pay TV company, StarTimes, will offer subscribers live coverage of the thrilling Italian league matches this weekend. The matches will feature multiple Scudeto winners Juventus hosting Torino at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday while Sampdoria welcomes AC Milan at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.  Commenting on the Serie A games, Brands and Marketing Director, [...]

France 24 deploys HD services in Middle East

The international French Channel, France 24, has launched two HD channels, France 24 in English and France 24 in Arabic, on Arabsats Badr 4 satellite. France 24 Arabic is exclusive to Arabsat in the middle east region.  Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President & CEO said France 24 has been a long standing customer since the creation [...]

Turkish Channel Natural TV to reach West Africa

Natural TV is a Turkish channel focused on health, agriculture, music and cultural content is expanding to the West African Region. Following the new agreement, the channel struck with SES, to use the latters Astra 2G satellite capacity as well as uplink services from its teleport in Luxembourg. With a potential audience of five million [...]

Wananchi expands services with Triple Play offer

Zuku Fibre, the home-based fibre optic provider, a subsidiary of Kenyan Internet service provider Wananchi Group, has improved its Internet service offering in the country by launching the product called “Zuku Fire”. This is the Triple Play – Internet, Voice and Television – that the telecom company officially introduced to the market on September 12th. [...]

Econet Media partners with Netflix and Roku

Econet Medias Kwese TV announced the launch of a long-term partnership with Netflix or the sub-Saharan Africa region. This move leverages Kweses pan-Africa reach to facilitate consumers to enjoy Netflix. Part of the partnership involves Kwese to partner with telecom operators across Sub-Sahran Africa to distribute Kwese TV and Netflix.  Netflix members in Africa will [...]

Inview is to provide middleware for the DSO in Ethiopia

Inview Technology announced that it has been selected by Set-Top Box manufacturers (Tana and Hi-Tech) and endorsed by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) to be the sole middleware provider for the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) migration in Ethiopia. EBA has planned to manufacture and distribute up to 5 million set-top boxes in Ethiopia for the [...]

StarTimes plans to take Digital TV to rural Africa

The Chinese Pay TV firm, StarTimes intends to roll out free digital TV project to rural regions of Africa in a Corporate Social Responsibility move. Japheth Akhulia, StarTimes Media Kenya Director of Brand Marketing and PR said that the project will see 10,000 African villages having access to free digital TV service.  The rollout comes [...]

MultiChoice throws Showmax in for DStv Premium subscribers

Multichoice will give DStv Premium subscribers access to Showmax subscription (SVOD) included in the premium fee. DStv Premium subscribers will be able to access Showmax, worth R99 per month, through DStv Explora decoders, the DStv Now app, online and smart TV sets. Mark Rayner declared:We’re offering all our Premium customers Showmax, so they can enjoy [...]

StarTimes to air FIBA Afrobasket

The FIBA, Afrobasket 2017, which being held in Senegal-Tunisia will be aired on StarTimes. Tunisia which is hosting Group A, consisting of Nigeria, the DR Congo, Mali and Ivory Coast will see the teams finishing top two, to the final.  Brands and Marketing Director of StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes is ever committed to [...]

OpenViewHD adds BBC World News channel to its package

In South Africa, OpenViewHD (OVHD), the provider of direct-to-home television services, added the BBC World News television channel to its package. Already available on DStv, StarTimes and StarSat, the news channel is now available in clear text on channel 112 of Platco Digital’s OVHD. “The addition of an information channel meets the needs of our [...]