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Rise of GOtv subscription rate in Malawi

The Malawian government has introduced a 10 per cent tax on television subscription which has created a rise of the subscription rate. The new prices are as follow: GOtv plus went from MWK 6900 to MWK7590, GOtv value from 3700 to MWK4070 while the Lite package was at MWK1300 and went to MWK1430. MultiChoice has [...]

Rainbow TV to cover Malawi parliament

Richard Msowoya Speaker of the Malawian parliament has announced the approval of the new application about the recently launched channel called Rainbow Television. The objective of this channel is to film all parliamentary debate. The speaker commented on the decision: In this regard, the Business Committee noted an increasing demand by media houses wanting to [...]

Starsat Malawi ups with Zodiak TV, MBC TV and Times TV

Starsat Malawi, the digital satellite TV, will now provide its viewers with more channels focusing on local content. Users can access the three new-fangled channels, Zodiak TV, MBC TV and Times TV, through their decoders. Local content was limited on offer earlier with Starsat, even though more than 95 channels were available. Speaking about the [...]

Turner deals with Azam TV to reach the Eastern African territory with Boing

Turner is expanding its reach over the Eastern African territory with its new deal with Azam TV, the satellite platform in East Africa. Henceforth, Turners Boing Africa, a cartoon-based entertainment channel, will be brought into the continent. Little subscribers aged seven to fourteen of Azam TV will be served with Courage the Cowardly Dog, Johnny [...]

Trace Africa allows music videos from Malawi

Trace Africa, the international music channel from the Trace brand, has recently gave its approval for showcasing urban music videos from Malawi. Videos were submitted by Malawi artists and sent to the channel on DStv channel 326, upon request by MultiChoice Malawi. Among the music videos accepted are those from Theo Thomson- Magic and Wings, [...]

MultiChoice Malawi drops its subscription fees

The pay-TV operator MultiChoice, has revealed a drop in its subscription fees in Malawi while the company will enhance its content. The price reduction will be effective as from November 1. DStv Premium, has been reduced to MWK55,600 (77.16 USD) from MWK61,100 (84.79 USD). Compact Plus is at MWK35,700 (49.54 USD) instead of MWK42,000 (58.28 [...]

Zuku offers free TV subscription for three months

Zuku TV, the home entertainment brand owned by the satellite pay-TV provider Wananchi Group, is offering free TV subscription for its new customers, during three months. The offer starts as from 1 September and mid-September will see Zukus existing customers be offered with 30 days of television viewing on their actual bouquet. This will be [...]

Malawi TV to boost local content

Malawians will soon enjoy home-grown content on their national television channel. Patricia Kaliati, the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Civic Education, is encouraging the television stations o the country to include in their programming, home-grown content so as to enhance the countrys cultural values. According to her, although the number of channels are growing [...]

Travelxp now accessible on AzamTV

The deal has been signed between travelxp and AzamTV. Travelxp, the Indian high definition travel lifestyle channel, has tied up with AzamTV, the Tanzanian-based digital satellite service provider, to launch its signal in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi and Uganda. AzamTV subscribers will be have access to travelxp series content and programs including food, travel, lifestyles [...]

StarTimes sign additional DTT agreement in Africa

The digital migration process in Africa is being intensified and expanded. Additional agreements between StarTimes Group and broadcasting institutions. In view of migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting, the China group has sealed the pact with numerous African countries including Angola, Ghana, Gabon, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.   In order to boost the process across Africa, [...]