Tag Archives: Tanzania

Kenya, Tanzania ready for digital TV migration

Kenya and Tanzania are ready for the switch from analogue to digital TV transmission. Several African nations, however, including South Africa and Nigeria, are likely to miss the deadline. Africa is to make the switch from analogue to digital on June 17, 2015. According to Dr. Fenella Mukangara, Tanzanias Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and [...]

Chinese TV drama to broadcast in Tanzania

Chinese Media company, StarTimes, has announced the launch of a new Swahili-dubbed Chinese television drama, Let’s Get Married, in Tanzania on Star Swahili TV channel. So far seven Chinese television dramas have been brought to Tanzania which have received positive feedback from local viewers. “Chinese culture and Tanzanian culture are kind of like similar, ” [...]

Zantel launches Mobile TV service in Tanzania

Tanzanian mobile operator, Zantel, has launched a new mobile TV services, Zuninga Television, in the country which will provide its mobile phone subscribers with news, movies, gospel, sports and other content from a number of domestic media houses. Zantel is the only Integrated Telecom service provider in Tanzania offering International Gateway services, Fixed, Mobile and [...]

MultiChoice launches Box Office in Tanzania

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has officially launched Box Office in Tanzania, to allow subscribers to rent and watch the movies on their Explora decoders. With BoxOffice, DStv subscribers can rent and keep movies for up to 48 hours, for a minimal fee per movie. DStv BoxOffice is available to Premium, Compact Plus and Compact subscribers. DStv [...]

DStv Tanzania wins rights to Fight of the Century

MultiChoice Africa has won the Sub-Saharan Africa right to air the ‘Fight of the Century’ between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao via its pay-TV service, DStv, in Tanzania. DStv will air the superfight on SS6 and SS6 HD to enable all DStv Premium viewers to watch the action in High Definition. The rights also include live [...]

Tanzania spends USD 200 million to enhance digital broadcasting

The Tanzanian government has invested USD 200 million to improve the Fiber Optic Cable in order to boost digital terrestrial broadcasting across the country, revealed Makame Mbarawa, Communications, Science and Technology Minister. He further added that since Tanzania shifted from analogue to digital broadcasting in 2012, the broadcasting sector has not performed very well by [...]

Azam Media launches services in Kenya

Tanzania-based DTH provider, Azam Media, has launched its pay-TV service in Kenya. The pay-TV platform is pitted against major pay-TV operators including MultiChoice, StarTimes and Zuku. The new service will offer 60 local and international channels and will cost KES 870 (USD 9.6) per month. The service has also launched a fully installed Azam TV setup [...]

DStv to air ITV in Tanzania

Tanzania-based media conglomerate, IPP Media, has tied up with African pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, to air popular free to air channel, Independent Television Limited (ITV), on DStv platform. The partnership will allow Tanzanian viewers across the country to watch local programming in superior digital quality. The channel will be available on all DStv bouquets including Bomba, [...]

Tanzania achieves 70% DTT penetration

The Tanzanian government has announced that the countys digital television signals now cover 70% of the opulation bringing the country closer to meeting the June 2015 deadline. Tanzania is one of the first countries in Africa to switch off analogue TV signals. The country began its Phase I of digital migration in December, 2012 and [...]

Azam Media partners Kudelski for CI+ CAMs

Tanzanian DTH provider, Azam Media, has partnered with Kudelski-owned conditional access module supplier (CAS), SmarDTV, to deploy CI+ CAMs for its DTH service in Tanzania and other East African countries. Demand for better entertainment channels and programs is on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa. iDTVs combined with modules is a fantastic way to accelerate access [...]