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Airtel Uganda and Facebook partner for 770km fiber optic deployment  

The agreement has been signed between Airtel Uganda, the mobile operator and Facebook, the American company, end of February this year. This partnership will allow the deployment of 770km of fiber optic across Uganda. Before the end of this year, the telecom infrastructure will already be installed. Airtel Uganda will be working with the Bandwidth [...]

GRB Entertainment brings new shows on StarTimes and Azam TV

GRB Entertainment has recently licensed several shows including family-themed docuseries and lifestyle shows to the pay-tv operator StarTimes and Azam TV. The shows will be aired in Tanzania and Uganda, amongst other countries in Africa. StarTimes has acquired five seasons of My First Home. The show is about first-time homebuyers going through the process of [...]

The Uganda Communications Commission prioritise local content in Uganda

Strict guidelines have been issued by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to all the broadcasters comprising of both radio and television. Local content from Uganda should now be a priority. Prime time programming should consist of 70% Ugandan content alongside the other quotas for distinguished programmes. To recall, the move was introduced earlier, in 2013, [...]

Econet Media goes for the purchase of Uganda’s WBS TV

Econet Media, has been granted the rights for the purchase of Wava Broadcasting Station (WBS TV) by the Uganda Communications Commission and the Uganda Broadcasting Council. The WBS was owned by Gordon Wavamunno, the Ugandan entrepreneur. The company was actually placed under receivership by Uganda Revenue Authority due to the challenges it was facing. It [...]

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 [...]

Econet media applied for license from Ugandan Communications Commission

Econet Media, the entertainment services subsidiary of Econet Wireless, has revealed about its application for a TV license from the Uganda Communications Commission. The company is actually planning to launch a satellite TV service in the East African country and will operate through the Kwese TV brand. Strive Musiyiwa, the businessman and owner Econet global [...]

NTV Uganda launches edutainment show  

  NTV Uganda has freshly generated content of purely Ugandan origin for youngsters. It has revealed a youth edutainment series which have as target topics about relationships, together with journalism, puppetry and animation. The 30-minute show, Chicken and chips which is aired every Sunday, combines music videos, interviews, puppet scenes, animation and performances which stay [...]

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 [...]

GOtv Uganda launches low monthly rate at 5000 UGX

GOtv Uganda, has recently introduced a new payment plan for subscribers of GOtv Lite as from 20 August. The low monthly price will be only at 5,000 UGX (1.48 USD). With this low rate, GOtv Lite is paving its way to become the most affordable bouquet in the market. Gotv Lite is a flexible package, [...]