Tag Archives: DStv

StarTimes joins Pay Tv market in Ethiopia

The Chinese multinational company, StarTimes, launched direct paid broadcast satellite service, making it the other player in the market besides DStv. Bridgetech Broadcasting & Media Plc, the local exclusive agent of StarTimes, started selling subscriptions to customers last week. StarTimes is based in Beijing and was established in 1988. Bridgetech obtained a license from the Ethiopian Broadcasting [...]

Vodacom rolls out sports streaming ticket for DStv Now

Vodacom introduced a new data ticket that enables users with access to DStv Now, allowing them to control their data spend more effectively. Like the tickets launched earlier this year, the Vodacom Sport Ticket will only use data when using one particular service. That service is DStv Now and the ticket only applies when watching [...]

Universal TV South Africa to roll out new crime drama

Universal TV, NBCUniversal International Networks general entertainment brand, has been granted exclusive television rights to new crime drama The Detail, from Entertainment One (eOne), in Africa. The show was aired on 5 June at 8pm exclusively on Universal TV (DStv 117) and is a groundbreaking, female-driven crime drama chronicling the professional and personal lives of three [...]

DStv to roll out Africa’s first live TV shopping channel

TV Mall will be introduced on DStv 173 as from tomorrow, whereby presenters and product specialists will share information on a wide variety of shopping choices from fashion to furniture, technology to toys, and food to fitness.  TV Mall is a 24-hours a day channel which will initially screen live for 6 hours a day. TV [...]

GHOne TV launches first children cooking show in Ghana

GHOne TV is introducing Mystery Basket Junior, a new childrens cooking show. Children will be able to show their cooking skills in the kitchen in this cookery programme on television. The show will be as follows with guest chefs who will be presented with a basket containing secret ingredients and along with these ingredients, they [...]

MultiChoice to introduce DStv streaming service in 2019

In 2019, MultiChoice subscribers will watch premium pay-TV content with only a stand-alone internet or over-the-top (OTT) version of DStv.   Commenting the latest development, Calvo Mawela, MultiChoice South Africa CEO said, “MultiChoice already runs the DStv Now OTT service as an added-on bundled service for DStv subscribers but will launch a stand-alone commercial version [...]

DSTV to offer Pay-As-You-Go service to users in Nigeria

DSTV users in Nigeria may soon have access to the Pay-As-You-Go option to better compete in the industry, by facilitating payment for subscribers. Pay-As-You-Go or pay-as-you-consume is a pricing strategy in television broadcasting in which viewers are required to pay a fee in order to watch a specific programme. John Ugbe, managing director of Multichoice [...]

New local wildlife series The Wild Ones

M-Net channel 101 has announced that it is launching a brand new local wildlife series titled The Wild Ones. The proudly South African series, which covers a variety of ecological topics, kicked on on Sunday May 6. Produced by Homebrew Films, which brags numerous wildlife series for both local and international distributors, The Wild Ones comprises 13 episodes [...]

Fix My Love by Bet to show on DStv

In todays world, we all have relationship issues and struggles that we are never quite sure how to fix.  BET brings viewers a brand new local production, aimed to set lovers in difficulty onto the path of mending their broken hearts but with a few interesting twists on Fix My Love starting on Wednesday, 2 May at 21h30 CAT [...]

BBC Studios secured 300+ hours of programming and partnered up with MultiChoice for Offering in Africa

BBC Studios announced at MIPTV that Africa has secured over 300 hours of programming from across its portfolio since the start of 2018, including a first time deal with TV-on-the-go service, DSTV NOW.   MultiChoice’s pay TV platform DSTV NOWs first package deal with BBC Studios includes an eclectic mix of music and arts programming. With over 100 hours acquired, key titles include Last [...]