Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC stops StarTimes’ operations

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has halted the operations of Chinese- pay TV operator, StarTimes, and withdrew its licence last week for allegedly operating illegally in the country. However, StarTimes DRC, has protested against the ban. We are not closing down and we are not going anywhere because we have been granted permission to [...]

DRC splits opinion over StarTimes

Chinese pay-TV operator, StarTimes Group, is stuck in the middle of a political dispute in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), wherein the head of the Congos Post & Telecoms Ministry, Kin-Kiey Mulumba, accused the broadcaster of operating illegally in the country. Mulumba has accused StarTimes of hijacking frequencies and claiming to be using DTT, [...]

DRC seeks StarTimes’ assistance to go digital

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has approached Chinese pay-TV company, StarTimes, seeking help to digitise the content of various TV stations. The exercise is an attempt to save the television industry in case the country does not meet the International Telecommunication Unions deadline of June 2015, according to reports. Privately-owned stations including, Télé50, RTGA [...]

Congo begins its snail paced race towards digital broadcasting

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) plans to officially start the countrys migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. DRC is almost six years behind several African countries that have significantly advanced in this field. Perhaps we have also avoided making mistakes like those who started earlier, said Lambert Omalanga Mende, Minister of media and communication. [...]