Tag Archives: StarSat

StarSat and VodaCom to live broadcast Brave 14 in Africa

Brave Combat Federation from Bahrain has confirmed that the Brave 14 will have the largest broadcast coverage for a mixed martial arts event hosted in the continent of Africa. To be held in the Omni Sport indoor club of Tangier, Morocco on August 18, Brave 14 will be broadcasted live across Europe, North America, South [...]

StarSat to enhance viewing experience in Africa

StarSat is bringing FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD to the South African pay TV market on StarSats DTH and OTT platforms. Ms. Wu, CEO of On Digital Media, license holder of StarSat said, StarSat has gone to great lengths to enhance the quality and depth of its Pay TV entertainment offer in South Africa [...]

South African first coloured channel OnseTV to launch on StarSat

OnseTV to launch brand-new TV channel as the first Afrikaans TV channel to cater specifically to SAs coloured community. The channel will be launched on StarSat pay TV service of the Chinese StarTimes Media SA and On Digital Media. OnseTV is run by the husband-and-wife team of Jaco and Hilda Ferreira who started the Afrikaans [...]

StarSat to broadcast new season of Bundesliga

StarSat, a digital satellite TV brand will launch the new season of the Bundesliga on the Pan-African platform. In a partnership with DFL-Supercup, StarSat will announce the showcasing of the new season in a sporty event which will be hosted at the Adidas Base in Johannesburg.  StarSat subscribers are spoilt with an array of more [...]

Minister Dlodlo meets broadcasters on DTT

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo met with broadcasters on July 6, following the June 8 court ruling on digital migration. The meeting was held with broadcasters SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation), Etv, StarSat and other stakeholders of the digital terrestrial television (DTT) programme. The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said June 8 Constitutional Court ruling [...]

StarTimes launched in Zimbabwe

StarTimes brand, StarSat has been launched in Zimbabwe. A license for Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite TV has already been secured in the month of January and operations for setting up is under process. The Chinese satellite television provider in South Africa, StarTimes, operates in 16 countries across the sub-Saharan Africa and has its offices in 29 [...]

Starsat Malawi ups with Zodiak TV, MBC TV and Times TV

Starsat Malawi, the digital satellite TV, will now provide its viewers with more channels focusing on local content. Users can access the three new-fangled channels, Zodiak TV, MBC TV and Times TV, through their decoders. Local content was limited on offer earlier with Starsat, even though more than 95 channels were available. Speaking about the [...]

StarSat expands across Africa by collaborating with Aforevo

The deal has been done between StarSat, the pay-TV operator and Aforevo. Partnering together, StarSat will be expanding its presence over the African continent. Michael Dearham, the vice-president and managing director of Media Division, at StarTimes said: We are pleased to announce our partnership with Aforevo, whose exciting channel will most certainly add great entertainment [...]

Glow TV is now accessible on StarSat platform

As from Thursday,14 January, Glow TV will be available via an additional satellite bouquet, StarSat (on channel 570). Glow is already available via MultiChoices DStv platform (channel 167) and OpenView HD (channel 108). Were excited that through this move, Glow will be accessible to an even wider audience. South Africans, from all backgrounds, are becoming [...]

ODM fined for airing adult content without permission

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has been fined ZAR 25,000 (USD 2,068) for broadcasting its adult channels for almost a month without the approval from Independent Communications Authority of SAs (ICASA). The BCCSA tribunal ordered ODM to pay the fine by June 30. The matter came to light after South African group, [...]