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Zuku complies with TCRA

Kenyas Wananchi Group, the owner of pay television firm Zuku, has removed free-to-air (FTA) channels from its subscription list for Tanzanian customers in order to comply with the TCRA regulations. Zuku made the announcement on Sunday noting that it was in line with the directive made by Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) last week that [...]

FOX Africa on the way to boost ratings

The network revealed, according to The Media Online, its latest news and previewed its upcoming programming. Van der Veer, General Manager of the Network said, Both shareholders of 21st Century Fox and Disney have approved all proposals related to the transaction and Disney now is working towards getting all the regulatory approvals in non-US jurisdictions These [...]

Kenya Television Network launches KTN Burudani

After the launch of the 24-hour KTN News three years ago, the Kenya Television Network has a third station in works. The Road-based Television network from Mombasa will be launching a new entertainment channel called KTN Burudani. The new station, which aims to appeal to a young audience and will be bringing entertaining programs including [...]

Ivory Coast to complete digital migration by 2020

In Ivory Coast, Sidi Tiémoko Touré (photo), the Minister of Communication launched, on August 8, the construction work of the national network of digital terrestrial television (DTT). The event took place in the building from which Ivorian Broadcasting Radio (RTI) was broadcasting in Abobo. ”I’m happy to start the work. He is pleased to see [...]

iWayAfrica signs with Avanti Communication for internet connectivity in Africa

iWayAfrica, the pan-African provider of satellite telecommunications solutions in Africa, announced on August 8, 2018 the signing of a commercial contract with Avanti Communications Group. Through this agreement, the satellite operator and provider of satellite communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, gives iWayAfrica the right to offer data services backed by the [...]

DStv retrieves local FTA channels in Tanzania from its bouquet

A week after the TCRA warned Multichoice Tanzania Ltd against airing FTA TV channels on its subscription list, the company took appropriate measures to abide by the order. The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), announced in a statement that it would suspend the license for Multichoice Tanzania if it kept carrying the FTAs although its [...]

Naspers new video entertainment unit in SA

Naspers is bringing a video entertainment unit to run the Showmax and DStv Now services in South Africa. The video unit will also aid in developing new OTT services for the MultiChoice group. Niclas Ekdahl as CEO from 10 September 2018 will head this new unit. Niclas has over 19 years of executive leadership experience in [...]

Ugandan FA signs deal with StarTimes

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has bagged a 10-year broadcast and sponsorship agreement with pan-African pay-television operator StarTimes. The $7.24m worth contract includes broadcast rights and title sponsorship of the Premier League and Big League, the top two tiers of domestic club football. FUFA president Moses Magogo said, according to local newspaper New [...]

UPL deal falls through for SBL

It is over seven months since Sports Broadcasting Limited (SBL), were unveiled at Kampala Serena Hotel as new television sponsors for the Uganda Premier League (UPL), Uganda Cup and the Fufa Big League starting June 1. Due to financial complications, SBL lost the bargaining power to take the rights to show this League. The broadcaster [...]

Disney XD shows available in Arabic now on OSN

Disney fans in the Middle East and North Africa will now be able to enjoy Disney XD programmes in Arabic thanks to the pay-TV network OSN. OSN has announced that shows will be available in Arabic, opening up the popular TV channel to a broader and more diverse audience. The announcement follows the exclusive release [...]