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Africas Channels 24 launches in UK

African television broadcasters, Channels Television, has officially launched its news and current affairs station, Channels 24, in the UK. Channels 24 will air African and international news and current affairs content politics, business, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and health to viewers in the UK on Sky Channel 575. We are delighted that we are [...]

TalkTalk brings African channels

Britains pay-TV service, TalkTalk, has partnered with distributor of themed and ethnic TV channels, Thema, to launch a new suite of African TV channels, African TV Boost, which will air hit shows from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Uganda for its one million TV subscribers. African TV Boost includes eight channels Nollywood Movies, EbonyLife TV, Soundcity, Channels, [...]

Motive kick starts Siyaya project in South Africa

UK based technology company, Motive Television Services, has begun the installation of its Content Express platform in South Africa for Johannesburg-based Siyaya Free to Air TV under a contract signed in December 2013. The installation and integration of Motives head-end software will enable Siyayas VOD service on Sentechs FTA DTH platform Freevision. Siyaya plans [...]

ViewSat sees record growth in MENA

UK-based broadcast and transmission operator, ViewSat, saw record growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2013, primarily due to interest in coverage of the political unrest in the region. While traditionally our customers have been religious channels, there are now a number of new entrants hoping to capitalize on the massive [...]

Al Jazeera Arabic launches in UK on Freeview

Al Jazeera Arabic has become the first non-English language channel to launch its DTT service on the UK-based free-to-air DTT platform, Freeview. Al Jazeera English in HD and SD, became a part of the network in November last year. As the major Arabic language outlet broadcasting various perspectives on current events from the Arab world, [...]

UKs Landscape Channel comes to 42 African countries

UK-based Landscape HD has concluded an agreement with Azam Media in Tanzania to provide its lifestyle music channel in 42 countries across sub-Sahara Africa using Eutelsat Ku-band satellite at 7 degrees East. The Azam feed will give us access to over 800 million potential viewers across a major developing continent, said Nick Austin, Chairman of [...]

BBC Worldwide to open South African office

UK broadcaster, BBC Worldwide, plans to open a South African division to boost local programming after seeing its audience share double in the five years since BBC channels were launched on DStv in South Africa. BBC Worldwide operates a portfolio of channels including BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, and BBC World News [...]