Tag Archives: StarSat

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, [...]

StarSat moves to Supreme Court to resume adult channel broadcasting

ODM-owned pay-TV provider, StarSat, has approached the South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal after the Western High Court ruled against the broadcast of adult content in November last year. StarSat is once again airing its standalone adult channels – Playboy TV, Desire TV and Private Spice – while its appeal is being considered. The pay-TV [...]

StarSat bags football broadcasting rights

On Digital Medias (ODM) satellite pay-TV platform in South Africa, StarSat, has bagged the exclusive production and broadcasting rights for the Turkish Airlines Friendship Cup between German Bundesliga giants, VfL Wolfsburg, and local club Ajax Cape Town. We are also pleased to announce that not only will we be producing the Wolfsburg games live in [...]

StarSat broadcasts African Cup of Nations warm up games

StarSat will produced and broadcast the African Cup of Nations warm up game live to StarSat viewers on StarTimes Sport 2  (channel 241). The live broadcast of the match is as a result of a valued collaboration between ourselves and Siyaya, the newly licensed media group that recently acquired the exclusive Bafana Bafana broadcast rights [...]

StarSat launches new locally produced content

On Digital Media’s (ODM) pay TV platform, StarSat, plans to launch four new locally-produced shows in an attempt to provide a platform to local producers. The new shows include, a scripted comedy show, David Kaus House, a locally produced sitcom, Wired, and two dramas, Twisted and Sweetest Taboo. In a bid to boost local content, [...]

ODM appeals adult channel ban

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has appealed against the High Courts order which prohibits transmissions of three adult TV channels on StarSat. Earlier this month, the High Court had determined that South Africas media regulator ICASA must review its decision to issue licences covering the three channels- Playboy TV, Desire TV and [...]