Tag Archives: Free to air

Front Porch Digital to manage e.tv’s digital archive

South African free-to-air broadcaster, e.tv, has purchased a cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solution from Colorado-based Front Porch Digital to convert its asset library from analogue to digital. e.tv will take delivery of the DIVArchive CSM system this month. In an industry where content is king, an efficient and stable archiving system is crucial for [...]

MTG launches DTT channel in Tanzania

Scandinavian pay-TV platform, Modern Times (MTG), has launched a second African free-to-air DTT channel in Tanzania. We are proud to launch our second African free-TV channel. We are committed to further expanding our presence not just in Tanzania but also in other fast-growing African countries and economies, said Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, President andCEO of MTG. [...]

Siyaya to launch South African VOD service

Johannesburg-based free to air television platform, Siyaya, has signed a contract with UK based technology company, Motive Television, to install, integrate and operate a new VOD service which is expected to launch in the first half of 2014 via the Sentech Freevision satellite platform in South Africa. As part of the deal, Motive is reported [...]

StarTimes Kenya offers two week ‘grace period’

Kenyan pay-TV provider, StarTimes, has announced it will allow subscribers two weeks access to six free-to-air channels after the expiry of their monthly subscription. We are setting the pace in ensuring that our subscribers enjoy the flexibility that comes with uninterrupted television access, said Leo Lee, CEO of StarTimes. We are guided by our vision [...]

OpenView HD plans to launch PVR and IDTV

OpenView HD (OVHD), the South African free-to-air HD satellite TV platform owned by Platco Digital, plans to launch PVR services in 2014 and an Integrated Digital Television (IDTV) service by 2015, according to Maxwell Nonge, Managing Director of Platco Digital. While there are a few pay-TV PVR services in the market, but we will be [...]

Kiss TV relaunched in Kenya

Kenyan free-to-air entertainment channel, Kiss TV, was relaunched on Monday, after it shut down most of its broadcasting departments in August this year after making losses of KES 10 million (USD 115,000) per month since March 2013. Its going to be a totally different Kiss TV from what it has been in the past, said [...]

Azam TV to launch in Tanzania next week

Azam Media Limited will launch its DTH pay-TV channel, Azam TV, in Tanzania on December 16 with 60 African and international channels for a monthly subscription of USD 8. The company says it plans to launch services across Africa and attract over 750,000 households in the next 5 years. The AzamTV bouquet will include three [...]

Multi TV to launch tomorrow in Liberia

Ghana’s free-to-air multi-channel digital TV platform, Multi TV, will launch service in Liberia tomorrow in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism. Multi TV will be distributed by Syndicated Capital, which is its only accredited distributor in Liberia. The FTA broadcaster will provide 22 TV channels including Joy TV, Joy News, Joy [...]

Eutelsat to bank on African growth

French satellite operator, Eutelsat, plans to significantly expand its capacity over Africa and want to encrypt its free-to-air (FTA) broadcast platform for French-speaking Africa in the next two to three months. Eutelsat is also investigating the possibility of launching a similar FTA platform for English-speaking regions to bring international satellite capacity to Africa in the [...]

SABC’s set-top boxes to be free-to-air

Public broadcaster, SABC announced that it will not support conditional access of set-top boxes, but instead make its digital terrestrial television (DTT) set-top boxes, free-to-air as it is the most suitable option for a free-to-air broadcaster. Research through benchmarking with other public broadcasters across the world also strengthened our decision, as they do not have [...]