Tag Archives: direct-to-home

Government considers FDI hike to 100% in cable TV, DTH

The government is mulling over a proposal to increase the limit on foreign direct investment to 100% in direct-to-home and cable TV companies. India has six private direct-to-home Tv service operators, including Dish TV, Tata Sky, Videocon d2h, Airtel Digital TV and several Multi-system companies such as DEN Networks and Hathway. The proposal, if accepted, [...]

Nigerian ACTV signs multi-year deal with Spacecom

Newly launched Nigerian Direct-to-Home (DTH) pay-TV company, African Cable Television (ACTV), has signed a multi-year contract with Israel-based Spacecoms Amos-5 satellite to distribute its content throughout the country over Ku-band from the 17° East position. ACTV is primed to become a force of change in Nigerias communications sector and Spacecom is pleased to be their [...]

ACTV to debut in Nigeria on Dec 1

A new Nigerian Direct-to-Home (DTH) pay-TV company, African Cable Television (ACTV), has announced its plans to commence operations on December 1, 2014 offering four packages, namely, ACTV prime, ACTV family, ACTV Family Max and ACTV Premium. The new pay-TV service aims to promote local content in the era of global digital broadcasting. The management also [...]

Dish TV’s Q1 operating profit up by 22%

India, direct-to-home (DTH) operator, Dish TV India, reported a 21.9% increase in operating profit, with an addition of 332,000 net subscribers during the quarter ended June 30, 2014, taking its total subscriber base to 11.7 million at the end of the period. The broadcaster reported first quarter fiscal 2015 standalone subscription revenues and total operating [...]

FreeVision goes live in South Africa

Sentech, the state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, has today launched FreeVision, its universal access direct-to-home satellite platform previously known as Vivid. The FreeVision bouquet includes 36 television channels and 16 radio channels – largely the same line-up Sentech offered under Vivid, although CEO Setumo Mohapi said the service could carry content for new pay TV broadcasters such as [...]