Tag Archives: South Africa

SuperSport prolong its partnership with the Premier League

Supersport, the South African based TV channel renewed its agreement with the Premier League until 2022. The extension of the already existing contract between the two entities will be placed under the sign of progress as Richard Scudamore Premier League executive chairman declared : Under the new agreement, we look forward to enhanced broadcast and [...]

e.tv to discontinue Zulu TV news

Only three years and a half after its first diffusion Zulu TV news, the daily news bulletin has been cancelled by e.tv. e.tv is the fifth terrestrial television channel in South Africa and eNCAs news division, the first 24h news service in the country. The length of the show was half an hour and produced [...]

Viacom to launch mobile TV apps in Nigeria and South Africa

Viacom International Media Networks has announced the introduction of Viacom Play Plex apps to all pay TV and mobile subscribers in South Africa and Nigeria. With the Viacom Play Plex mobile TV apps, subscribers will be able to access content from international TV brands like MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Paramount Channel, Spike and BET on [...]

South Africas Cabinet to discuss digital TV migration

South Africas Department of Communications informed the countrys Parliament on Tuesday that it is ready to consult with cabinet about digital TV migration. The Department led by Communications minister Faith Muthambi will soon discuss potential date for digital TV services launch. The country is one of the several African nations to have missed the digital [...]

South Africas e.tv losses battle over set-top boxes

South African free-to-air broadcaster, e.tv, has lost its battle over television encryption. The latest court ruling is expected to quicken the digital migration in South Africa. Faith Muthambi, the Communications Minister, has welcomed the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling on set-top box encryption. Under the new policy, the subsidised STBs in South Africa will not [...]

South Africa misses analogue TV switch-off deadline

South Africa has missed the analogue TV switch off deadline. The countrys Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, however, has assured that the country will not face any TV disruption. “I am confident that South African television viewers will not face broadcasting disruptions after today’s ITU deadline (June 17), where those of us… .analogue users will no [...]

South Africa to take upon digital migration awareness drive

South Africa plans to spend ZAR 22 million to undertake a massive public awareness campaign on digital migration in the upcoming weeks. “The Department of Communications will be launching a focused public awareness campaign in the next four weeks. ZAR 22 million has been identified to enable the implementation of the broadcasting digital migration awareness [...]

SA, Botswana to cooperate on cross border frequency interference

South Africa and Botswana have agreed to cooperate in mitigating cross border radio frequency spectrum interference as a result of the digital migration programme implementation. Our discussions also centred on key elements that require bilateral engagements between the two countries, namely, sharing of migration plans, processes to handle frequency spectrum interference, release of digital dividends [...]

South Africa needs two more years for DSO

South Africa admitted that the country will not be able to meet International Telecommunications Unions analogue switch off date of June 17. Communications minister, Faith Muthambi, announced that the country s DTT switch will take two more years. While updating the National Assembly on the project, Muthambi said that the rollout of set top boxes [...]

Vidi ties up with SABC for South African content

South African company, Times Media Group (TMG)s newly launched video on demand (VOD) service, Vidi, has signed deals with South African public broadcaster, SABC, and other local producers of TV shows and movies. Through this deal, Vidi has licensed a range of programming from the SABC, such as drama High Rollers, comedy series My Perfect [...]