Category Archives: Free to Air

MBC Group inks multi-platform deal with Animaccord for MENA

MBC Group has become the exclusive licensing agent for Animaccords children series Masha and the Bear in the MENA region. MBC Groups Licensing & Merchandising unit will provide Animaccord with a full 360-support solution, which includes but is not limited to inking consumer products deals, increasing and strengthening the presence of the Masha and the [...] partners with NTA to simulcast its FTA broadcast in Nigeria, an online sports media and entertainment brand, has partnered with NTA to simulcast its FTA broadcast of premium sports content. The pioneering arrangement brokered by Integral means Nigerian-based users will now be able to watch a simulcast of NTAs broadcast of exciting sports programmes. This deal will see as the official simulcast [...]

SABC to live-stream Bafana’s World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has secured the broadcasting rights of the 2022 Soccer World Cup qualifier between Zimbabwe and Bafana Bafana. It has to be noted that the game will be available on SABC1, SABC Radio Stations, OpenView, and the telkomONE application which provides the newly introduced and independent SABC Sports channel. The [...]

AUB gets FTA rights for the 2022 World Cup in Sub-Saharan Africa

The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) inked a deal with FIFA to manage the free-to-air rights for the qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in 17 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. AUB thus becomes through this deal the exclusive partner for the commercialisation of the rights in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, [...]

AFC inks deal with Abu Dhabi Media for broadcasting rights in UAE

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced that the UAEs leading public service broadcaster and media company, Abu Dhabi Media, has been chosen as their exclusive media partner to broadcast the AFCs national team and club competitions for the 2021 to 2024 rights cycle in the United Arab Emirates. Windsor John, AFC General Secretary, expressed his [...]

FTA satellite TV ‘PremiumFree’ launched in South Africa

PremiumFree, a free-to-air satellite television, has launched in South Africa. However, the newly launched platform has been around since 2018 in Ghana and Nigeria where it exports its 25 free channels to the country. The service uses Intelsats IS20 satellite and is now available via 40 million installed satellite dishes. Craig Kelly, CEO of AfricaXP, [...]

FTA TV broadcasters to develop their strategies to approach themselves the new OTT D2C business on the coming Nextv Series South America’s virtual edition

Dataxis continues to confirm discussion panels for what will be the 2021 Nextv Series South Americas virtual edition, a leading conference that will take place on Wednesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 2nd. One of the panels that will be part of the agenda for the conferences day 1  is called Evolution of FTA broadcasters [...]