Tag Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

MultiChoice expands Intelsat capacity to reach out Sub-Saharan Africa

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has leveraged C-band capacity on Intelsat 904 at 60º East to expand the reach of its digital terrestrial television (DTT) offering of GOtv in Sub-Saharan Africa. GOtv is already present in countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Namibia and Malawi. Intelsat is our primary partner for media satellite solutions in [...]

IOC awards Sub-Saharan rights to Infront Sports & Media

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the Sub-Saharan Africa broadcast rights for three major competitions to Infront Sports & Media. Infront acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for FTA TV, and non-exclusive internet and mobile broadcast rights, for the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, [...]

Zuku launches new kids channel

Zuku TV, run by East Africas leading home entertainment operator, Wananchi Group, has launched its new kids channel, Zuku Kids. Zuku has partnered with local companies like Dreamcatcher Productions and Laugh Industry to create exclusive content for the kids channel. The channel will showcase content of African origin and internationally acquired shows. “We are excited [...]

Africabox launches OTT offering on TDF Media

African music television broadcaster, Africabox, has partnered with TDF Media Services to make all its contents available as an OTT service and offer thematic pay-TV channels dedicated to the culture of sub-Saharan Africa. Africabox channels, which cost USD 5.50 per month, will be available on the web, smartphones and tablets, either live or on demand, [...]

TLC Entertainment to launch on DStv, targets female viewership

MultiChoice and Discovery Networks International (DNI) are set to launch TLC Entertainment across Sub-Saharan Africa on October 17. The channel, previously known as Discovery TLC (Channel 172), will be exclusively available to DStv customers. TLC, DNIs popular female flagship brand, first launched in 2011 on DStv, has been hugely successful with African audiences. The channel [...]

Kenya focused to meet December DTT deadline

Kenya has committed to start switching off analogue TV transmissions in December this year after missing previous targets of June 2012, December 2012 and September 2013. The digital switchover will happen first in Nairobi and its environs, and gradually roll out to other major towns across the country. Daniel Obam, a communications radio technology expert [...]