Tag Archives: DRC

DRC restored all TV frequencies in Congo

Started a few months ago, the process of restitution of TV and radio frequencies, plundered in Congo by neighboring DRC, is now complete. Lambert Mende Omalanga, the communications ministers of the DRC, handed over to counterpart of Congo, Thierry Lézin Moungalla, an official letter announcing that all the frequencies were restored. “To date, I have [...]

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 [...]